Jose Departs, But Some Standing Water Remains
the NCDOT, there was no additional ocean overwash to accompany
Wednesday morning’s high tide, however, there are still patches of deep
standing water all along NC Highway 12.
NCDOT reports that deep standing water from ocean overwash is located
along the entire length of Highway 12 south of the Bonner Bridge, and
there has been some soundside flooding south of the New Inlet Bridge
which is very deep as well. Even so, all of Highway 12 is open at this
Avon, there is still deep water on the roadway near the Food Lion in
the Kinnakeet Shores area, however it appears that there has been no
additional ocean overwash since Tuesday. NCDOT crews will be working to
drain and clear as much water from the roadway as possible, and will
take care of secondary roadways that have debris if possible today.
using Highway 12 throughout Hatteras and Ocracoke islands should slow
down and be cautious of standing saltwater, sand, and NCDOT work on
sections of the roadway.
will be making some critical repairs to various dune locations, and
will be preparing the rest of the week for next week’s potential
impacts from Hurricane Maria. Equipment has been relocated to the Outer
Banks for these repairs, and additional equipment will be staged as
needed later this week.
Beachgoers should also be cautious of rough surf and rip currents, which are expected to linger throughout the week.