6 Galveston Island beaches will be closed to vehicular traffic this weekend

Signs indicate that a beach on Galveston Island, Texas, is closed to vehicle traffic on May 8, 2020. (KPRC)

GALVESTON, Texas – Vehicle access to six Galveston Island beaches will be closed this weekend in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus.

The beaches included are:

  • Sunny Beach
  • Hershey Beach
  • 13 Mile Road
  • 16 Mile Road
  • Salt Cedar
  • San Luis Pass

Pedestrians are still allowed to access the beaches.

Officials said police and Beach Patrol will continue to enforce social distancing requirements on all beaches.

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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.