The cut-through traffic flowing through Southern Shores from South Dogwood Trail to East Dogwood Trail to Hickory Trail has been continuous for hours now, with nary a driver stopping at the stop sign at the East Dogwood-Hickory intersection. I could not walk my dog because he was terrified by the unceasing onslaught of vehicles.
Please let me know what has been happening, and still is happening, on the roads north of Hickory Trail. With the volume of traffic I am seeing, there must be long backups.
The cut-through traffic today is reminiscent of traffic we usually see later in June after the kids are out of school. I am seeing plenty of young children in the vehicles passing through.
It would be encouraging to see a police vehicle somewhere near the East Dogwood-Hickory intersection to remind drivers that “STOP” does not mean run the sign.
UPDATE AT 7 p.m. SUBMITTED BY A BEACON READER: “At this time, WAZE shows traffic backed up on Hillcrest by the hill near the tennis court to the Hillcrest/Sea Oats stop signs and again on Sea Oats from 11th to Rte. 12. Rte. 12 is backed up from Chichahauk north to Duck.”
Please read the other comments that came in from readers after 7 p.m. Clearly, we experienced a lot of gridlock yesterday in the residential areas from the afternoon until darkness.
My thanks to everyone who reported on conditions they observed.