Cape Hatteras National Seashore has reopened Frisco and Cape Point Campgrounds following the recent coastal storm. The Ocracoke Campground remains closed post-Hurricane Dorian. North Carolina Highway 12 between the Marc Basnight Bridge and the north end of Rodanthe reopened at 12 p.m. today.
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If you have had enough of storms and flooding, there are some upcoming events over the holidays which will brighten your mood, give you that “tis the Season vibe, and perhaps even help you cross some names off your holiday shopping list. Hatteras Island offers something for everyone– from Pet Blessings to Native American cooking [...] Island Features | Full Article
Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Houdini, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Houdini, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/.
Per a Monday morning update from Dare County Public Works, residential trash collection took place in Hatteras, Frisco, and Buxton this morning, Tuesday, November 19. There were a few oceanfront areas in Buxton that were not completed due to sand and water on the roads. Commercial collection took place throughout Hatteras Island today with the [...] Local News | Full Article
Another round of ocean overwash rapidly flooded N.C. Highway 12 and adjacent roadways in multiple locations with Monday morning’s high tide at approximately 11:00 a.m. Additional overwash was reported on N.C. Highway 12 in Avon near Ocean View Drive, in Rodanthe and Pea Island, in northern Buxton, and in northern Hatteras village. NCDOT announced on [...] Local News | Full Article
The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resumed operations on four of its coastal ferry routes on Monday morning. During the weekend, NCDOT was forced to close all seven ferry routes due to strong winds and heavy rain from a powerful storm. Four ferry routes – Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, Ocracoke-Cedar Island, Aurora-Bayview, and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach – resumed [...] Local News | Full Article
Per a Monday morning update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, N.C. Highway 12 is still closed from Rodanthe to Oregon Inlet as sections of the highway are covered with sand and water due to dune breaches and ocean overwash. Conditions remain poor on N.C. 12 and ocean overwash is continuing to inundate the road [...] Local News | Full Article
On Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet responded to a report that the tugboat Miss Bonnie had struck the southern end of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet. The cause of the case is currently under investigation, per a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard received the report [...] Local News | Full Article
November 18, 2019 | Local News | By: Joy Crist
On Monday morning, standing water and sand remained on portions of N.C. Highway 12 that were affected by ocean overwash with this weekend’s nor’easter. Saltwater and / or sand was reported in Avon from the Avon Pier to the southern end of the village, in northern Buxton, and in north Rodanthe and Mirlo Beach. Per [...] Local News | Full Article
N.C. Highway 12 still had remaining ocean overwash at multiple locations just before low tide on late Sunday afternoon, and several more cycles of overwash are expected starting with Sunday night’s high tide, which is at approximately 11:00 p.m. Flooding, sand, and standing water were reported along the main highway and side streets in Avon [...] Local News | Full Article
Due to the hazardous conditions currently affecting clearing operations of N.C. Highway 12, and given the forecast is calling for similar weather conditions overnight, N.C. Highway 12 from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe will remain closed until weather conditions provide for safe and productive clearing efforts, per a 3:00 p.m. update from Dare County officials. Limited [...] Local News | Full Article
A tug boat was flipped to its side on the southern end of the old Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet on Sunday afternoon, however, OBX Today reports that the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Oregon Inlet stated that no one is injured and crews are working on a plan for removing the vessel. Per sources [...] Local News | Full Article