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Guys please don't shoot the messenger here. I just received this from the NPS at Assateague Island.

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I wanted to let you know that we need to close the OSV zone in Maryland

beginning tonight around midnight. Hurricane Bill is expected to generate

8-11 foot waves here and extreme rip current conditions. We're already

seeing increased wave activity. With predicted lunar influenced high

tides of over 4 feet over the next couple days we're expecting significant

overwash and standing water in the OSV zone. We will be closely monitoring

the damage and recovery from the storm on Sunday but with the wave

intensity and high tides expected to continue into next week we don't

anticipate being able to re-open the OSV zone until at least Monday.

I will keep you posted if anything changes.

We also need to close the small amount of available beach in Virginia to

off road travel by tomorrow morning. We also expect some damage to the

parking lots in Virginia.

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well that ruined my plans for the weekend. I really wanted to fish this storm coming up the coast.

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It would be nice to get on the beach right after the storm.

All kinds of "interesting" things can be found.....

Sure wish I could get there next week.

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i will be there early next week.

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i will be there early next week.

make sure your spare tire is ready to go.

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Thanks. Finaddict, how did you get the warning?

I unfortuately headed out w/ my wife at 12 noon yesterday. When we got there at 3pm, imagine my surprise.... I was not pleased. We were lucky enough to get a camp site at the State park as I was just planning on staying out all night fishing.

I had one hook up at sun down. What ever it was ran straight out, far out. After 30 minutes working it back to about 30 yards out, it ran straight out again. Another half hour later.. about 30 yards out, somehow I lost him... Which was fine by me, my arm was killing me. Ok, thats a lie, no one wants to come up empty handed after that... Maybe a ray.

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make sure your spare tire is ready to go.

i had the same issue several years ago, went out after a storm, bam flat tire, took out my other truck the next day and same thing, two tires on two trucks in two days, I always carry a plug kit with me anyway, so as long as it aint in the sidewall im good.

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how was the beach? i'm looking to go for an overnighter next week

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Coop, what about debris on the beach?

Should we carry one or TWO spare tires?

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Beach is only open to the 24m mark. I was told it will be re-opened as the conditions improve.

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Coop, what about debris on the beach?

Should we carry one or TWO spare tires?

Steve, I only drove a mile down the beach...didn't see any debris...but that maybe different down the flatlands...Iam sure that area, the surf was rolling to the dune line...won't know until they open it up.

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How often is this flat tire business? I went down to the line a few times last week. The tracks were clear of debris, probably not that way now. Can you see the stuff in the ruts or what?

I am going back this weekend, got the spare ready to go but wondering....will those fix a flat cans work????

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In the flat areas, the debris is anywhere the tide washes it to.

Generally, as Coop stated, just look for the wash-overs and tread carefully.

If you start seeing debris, keep all eyes on debris patrol along your extended path.

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