Additional Overwash Expected with Next Two High Tide Cycles; Highway 12 Remains Closed

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 […]

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N.C. Highway 12 Will Remain Closed Until Weather Conditions Improve

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 […]

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Ocean Overwash Continues to Impact the Islands After Sunday Morning’s High Tide; All Ferry Operations Remain Suspended

Ocean overwash continued to impact N.C. Highway 12 several hours after Sunday morning’s high tide, which occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. Deep ocean water was reported in Avon from Ace Hardware to north of the Avon Pier, from Rodanthe to Oregon Inlet, and in northern Buxton. Significant oceanside flooding was also reported on N.C. Highway […]

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Sound Levels Low on Northern Hatteras Island; Highway 12 Closed from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe

N.C. Highway 12 closed at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening as conditions continued to deteriorate with the weekend nor’easter. As of late Saturday afternoon, major ocean overwash had not yet been reported throughout the island, however, water levels in the Pamlico Sound had noticeably dropped on northern Hatteras Island, and particularly in the Tri-villages area. […]

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