July 28, 2018


Heavy Rains Cause High Water, Delays on N.C. Highway 12




Long delays were reported on N.C. Highway 12 on Saturday afternoon as another round of heavy rains deepened standing water at multiple locations.

Incoming traffic to the tri-villages was reportedly backed up almost all the way to the Captain Richard Etheredge Bridge on Pea Island several times during the afternoon, as vehicles maneuvered through high waters in Salvo, Waves, and Rodanthe. Central Avon also had deep standing water from the Avon Pier to the Food Lion Shopping Plaza, and standing water was reported in Hatteras village as well.

Motorists are advised to drive slow, and use caution. The National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City reports that the development of showers and thunderstorms will continue this afternoon, and additional heavy downpours and gusty winds are possible with these storms.

For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.


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