Due to a strong winter storm, most areas of the Outer Banks had anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow on the ground this morning.
With few snowplows or salt trucks to alleviate the ice and snow buildup, all Dare County Schools are closed today along with many local shops and restaurants.
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office posted this message on their Facebook page this morning:
“Although NCDOT crews have been working hard all night, ALL roads are heavily covered in snow. Primary roads have as much as 5″ of Snow and 1-2″ of Ice under the snow. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office asks that if you are not an emergency service worker or do not have an emergency, PLEASE do not drive today. You not only endanger yourself, but the people that must come to your aid.”
The ice and snow won’t be going anywhere today either, temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for all of Wednesday according to weather.com forecasts. There is a chance of some melting on Thursday afternoon with highs barely reaching above freezing temperatures. Friday’s forecast calls for temperatures in the high 40′s.
The Seaside Vacations’ Kitty Hawk and Corolla offices will be closed today out of safety concerns for staff members and recommendations from local government officials. We plan to reopen as soon as conditions improve.
Photos of Snow on the Outer Banks
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in Manteo covered with a light dusting of snow.
Black Pelican Restaurant in Kitty Hawk looks amazing this morning.
Instead of being filled with seafood, these crab pots are filled with snow! Photo taken on the sound in Southern Shores, North Carolina.
A winter wonderland at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills! Photo by Instagram user @joshuaewing.
Instead of sand, snow is covering this beach access on the Outer Banks.
Clumps of frozen water circling the dock around Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.
Have you ever seen Full Moon Cafe and Brewery in Manteo covered with so much snow?
Desolate morning on the Outer Banks’ beach road. Can you spot Kill Devil Grill in the image?
Be sure to check out our Snow on the Outer Banks Pinterest board for more photos from this storm and previous winter storms on the OBX.