The F.J. Torras Causeway between St. Simons Island and mainland Glynn County opened to residents who are already inside Glynn County at 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to county officials.

The borders of Glynn County remain closed until further notice and residents who evacuated will not be granted entry, unless they have a Phase 2 re-entry pass for critical workers or Southeast Georgia Health System ID and concurring state-issued ID.

The causeway had been closed until the structural integrity of the bridges had been checked out by engineers. The bridges passed inspections.

People who evacuated outside Glynn County should not attempt to return, but those who stayed are free to travel to St. Simons Island.

Power remains out for much of St. Simons Island and county officials have urged residents to conserve water. Water is, however, safe for drinking.