Port Aransas beaches will close to vehicles as mayor issues declaration of disaster

Declaration of disaster issued for the area as a result of Hurricane Delta

High tide in Port Aransas is seen on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (ksat)

PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Port Aransas beaches will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 8 p.m. Thursday through at least Saturday.

Charles Bujan, mayor of Port Aransas made the initial proclamation Tuesday and amended it Wednesday, keeping the time beaches will remain closed to vehicle traffic open-ended.

Beaches will reopen to motor traffic “when the mayor deems the beach to be safely accessible by vehicles," according to the proclamation.

The closing of beaches to vehicles is part of a declaration of disaster for the area as a result of Hurricane Delta which is expected to impact the Texas coast in the coming days.

KSAT meteorologists have been tracking this record year in the Atlantic and noted that “Hurricane Delta looks to enter the record books as one of the rare, very strong storms that occur later in the [hurricane] season," which ends in November.

Delta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane along the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday.

How will Delta impact San Antonio and the rest of Texas? Get the latest Hurricane Delta information from the KSAT Weather Authority here.

Read the full disaster declaration from the city of Port Aransas below:

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.