Judge orders temporarily closure of 3 county beach access areas
Update: All beach accesses have been reopened as of Friday morning, according to a news release.
Original story: Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño has ordered the temporarily closure of three beach accesses until further notice, according to a news release.
County beach access #5, county beach access #6 and Boca Chica Beach will be closed to pedestrians and vehicular traffic due to extremely high tides and undriveable conditions, according to the news release.
All other county beach access areas, including Isla Blanca County Park and Andy Bowie County Park, will remain open.
According to the news release:
The National Weather Service has noted the following hazards:
1. High Risk of Rip Currents
a. Poor swimmers should remain in water that is knee-deep or less
b. Heed the advice of lifeguards as well as the “Flag Advisory System” Signage
2. High Surf Advisory
a. Moderate to strong breaking waves will make swimming difficult to dangerous
3. Minor Coastal Flooding
a. Tidal overwash nearing the base of the dunes is likely, which may inundate some beach structures
Cameron County officials asks all individuals visiting public beaches to be cautious.