September 20, 2017

Jose Departs, But Some Standing Water Remains

Per 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.

The 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 time.

In 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.

Travelers 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.

Crews 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.

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