- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) - The beaches in front of the seven villages along Hatteras Island and along Ocracoke Island are closing to off-road vehicles for the season.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac says the beaches are closing Wednesday to vehicles through Oct. 31. The areas remain open to pedestrians.

The closed areas include:

- from one-tenth of a mile south of Rodanthe Pier to Ramp 23, including closure of the ramp.

- from ramp 34 to ramp 38 in Avon, including closure of ramp 34.

- from the east Frisco boundary to the west Frisco boundary.

- from the east Hatteras boundary to ramp 55.

- and from a half-mile northeast of ramp 68 on Ocracoke Island to ramp 68, including closure of the ramp.

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