Nueces County is extending restrictions on Corpus Christi beaches

Vehicle access will be closed in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas until August 17th, Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said in a press conference on Thursday.

Canales extended their previous beach restriction order originally scheduled for that Saturday. According to your order, vehicles are not allowed on the beaches. However, walking is allowed. There is also a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Violations can result in a fine of up to $ 500 by local law enforcement agencies.

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Since the command was first given, Canales said during the news conference that the number of coronavirus cases in the county has been falling. She added that she is expanding her order to further reduce numbers in the county.

There are 11,340 coronavirus cases and 166 deaths in Nueces County as of Thursday.

“The coast is still not clear. Let me say again that the coast is not clear,” said Canales. “… Make no mistake, I’m not stopping you from going to the beach. It’s your water. It’s your beach. It belongs to Texas, I know that. The point is, we need to cut those down now Numbers out there. “

A small section of the beach near Bob Hall Pier is still closed due to damage from Hurricane Hanna, Canales said.

See the full video of the conference below:

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