In this Sept. 11, 2009 file photo, a U.S. Coast Guard boat is seen during a training exercise on the Potomac River in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, FILE)
Updated: Sunday, 28 Oct 2012, 10:05 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 28 Oct 2012, 10:05 AM EDT
PORTSMOUTH, VA. (WAVY) - The Coast Guard has set port conditions to Zulu for coastal waters of Virginia due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy.
Gale force winds are possible within 12 hours. Because of this, the captain of the port is establishing a temporary safety zone, closing the coast from Cape Charles Light to the Maryland and Delaware border and out 12 nautical miles.
This safety zone will be in effect until the weather subsides.
Anchored vessels should prepare for safe winds, the Coast Guard said. Small craft advisories and warnings will be available on VHF-FM channel 22A.
Port Condition X-RAY remains in effect for Hampton Roads. Facility operators and agents should call the Coast Guard at 757-638-6641 for permission for vessels to enter the port.
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