A few years ago we suggested at a Southern Shores Town Council meeting that police officers control the flow of northbound traffic from U.S. Hwy. 158 to N.C. Hwy. 12 to just beyond Duck, with all traffic lights set on blinking yellow. The arriving traffic is similar to the departing traffic from a large stadium event, we said. Police can move it along better than it can move itself. No one on the Council said a word.
Update at 5:45 p.m.: Northbound traffic stopped on Hickory, East Dogwood, and South Dogwood trails.
THE BEACON, 6/13/20
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Oh boy. I won’t be out walking my dog on Sea Oats until much later, and I’m sure it will be bad then too.
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Mine was terrified again, but this time I walked him in my yard. I wasn’t about to drive somewhere else.
Still nothing but a parking lot on S Dogwood
It’s 8:30 pm and traffic is still blocked on Sea Oats Trial at 11th. Ave. The volume of traffic is never this heavy in peak season, even on the Fourth of July week. Police cars are pulling vehicles over and monitoring the area, but as soon as they are gone the speed level picks up again. This is extraordinary and very disturbing.
I agree. The Outer Banks has become a place that more than just the usual number of summertime vacationers want to visit and to live. Thank you for your comment.