Captain of the Port fully reopens the Port of Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads fully reopened the port at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2008.

This now includes the Intracoastal Waterway from Great Bridge Lock south to the Virginia/North Carolina border.

Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while on the water. Tropical storm-force winds, high surf and heavy rainfall may have resulted in strong currents, marine debris and hazards to navigation.

Mariners can contact the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center at (757) 668-5580 for amplifying information. The public may call (757) 668-5617 for an updated recorded message with current hurricane conditions or visit the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District public information Web site at http://hanna.uscgstormwatch.com.

When in doubt or in case of an emergency, the public is encouraged to contact Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads’ 24-hour emergency response center at (757) 638-6641.

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