Morehead City railroad bridge to remain closed to maritime traffic

5th Coast Guard District News

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The 110 railroad bascule bridge spanning the Intracoastal Waterway in Morehead City, N.C., will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. Friday until further notice.

Vessels seeking safe refuge should plan to transit Gallants Channel under the Grayden Paul Bridge, which will open upon request from 8 p.m. Friday until wind speeds reach 39 mph.

In the event of an emergency, vessels should contact the North Carolina Department of Transportation at 252-728-3279.

All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. For additional information on the storm, visit the National Hurricane Center Web site at  Boaters can monitor its progress on NOAA weather radio.

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website at to stay informed and for tips on how to prepare and plan for severe weather.

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