The federal dredge Merritt is scheduled to arrive at sand-clogged Hatteras Inlet on Saturday, although there’s a good chance that the project may be delayed by a strong, fast-moving coastal low.
“If there is a significant weather event, the Merritt will probably not work,” said Daniel Sinclair, deputy chief of the plant section for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District.
Sinclair said that the Merritt has been scheduled to work a half-day on Saturday and all of Sunday, followed by a layover of three days. Work would then resume on Jan. 29 and continue through Feb. 4.
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