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Sand push underway in Surf City

Sand push underway in Surf City Sand push underway in Surf City

SURF CITY, NC - (WECT) - Bulldozers were out on Surf City's beach Thursday, pushing sand. Officials say a recent northeaster left huge cliffs, or scarps, along the dunes.

They say it's important to preserve the dunes. If the sand is not pushed and another northeaster comes through, things could get even worse.

"We are a little bit concerned in Surf City because right now the dune is ok but should we have another northeaster which is typical for the next couple of months we could suffer some severe damage and perhaps a breech," said Allan Libby, the town's tourism director.

The sand pushing is expected to take another six to eight weeks. It cost around $110,000 which came out of the town's beach nourishment fund.

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