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Officials warn of Snow’s Cut Bridge closure

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Emergency Management officials are working with law enforcement and municipal leaders in preparation of closing the Snow’s Cut Bridge.

During the height of a tropical system, officials closely monitor wind speeds, rain bands and other conditions to decide if and when to close the bridge.

The Snow’s Cut Bridge will close when an approaching tropical storm or hurricane produces sustained winds of 45 mph.

Based on the current forecast of Hurricane Arthur, officials are encouraging residents and visitors of Pleasure Island to prepare for a closure around 6 p.m. this evening.  The closure will be dependent on wind speeds and is expected to be short in duration.

Closure information is being posted at, on New Hanover County Television, and on the following social media sites: @NewHanoverCo on Twitter and  Information may also be obtained by calling the Emergency Public Information Center at (910) 798-6800.