County beach approaches reopen for vehicle access

Grays Harbor County commissioners voted to reopen county beach approaches at a special meeting Wednesday after a seven-week closure.

The resolution rescinded the March 23 resolution that “closed beach approaches to protect the public from transmission of COVID-19 in response to the governor’s emergency restrictions on gatherings,” read Wednesday’s resolution.

In light of the governor’s phased approach to reopening the state, and with the Ocean Shores City Council voting unanimously to open its beach approaches May 11, commissioners and Sheriff Rick Scott said at a commission meeting earlier this week that it was time to reopen the county approaches.

Commissioner Vickie Raines said county staff was instructed to begin opening the beach approaches at 6 a.m. Thursday. The approaches include:

• Moclips, Second Street

• Analyde Park, Analyde Gap Road

• Oyhut, Damon Road

• Ocean City, Second Avenue

• Bonge, Bonge Avenue

• Grayland, Grayland Beach Road

• County Line, Cranberry Beach Road

• Roosevelt Beach Access, Roosevelt Beach Road