NPS Outlines the Preferred Option for Future Sediment Management in Public Meetings Held This Week

The National Park Service held informational webinars this week to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 20-year sediment management framework for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), and to solicit the public’s feedback on the preferred plan for future beach nourishment, dune restoration, and breach repair projects. “This is a very dynamic […]

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After pitching in with reopening N.C. 12, NPS works on beach access clean-up after the storm

As N.C. Highway 12 was battered by ocean overwash for nearly a week, crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) worked day and night to try to remove the inundation of saltwater and sand, and to reopen the highway as quickly as possible. Luckily, they also had a little help. The National Park […]

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Thursday Reopening of N.C. Highway 12 “Likely” per NCDOT

10:45 A.M. UPDATE: N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will open to traffic at noon, per a Thursday morning update from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). With limited ocean overwash from the overnight high tide cycle, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced that a Thursday reopening of N.C. Highway 12 was […]

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N.C. Highway 12 will remain closed until at least noon on Thursday

10:45 A.M. UPDATE: N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will open to traffic at noon, per a Thursday morning update from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). N.C. Highway 12 will remain closed until at least noon on Thursday, per a Wednesday afternoon update from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). “Today’s tides […]

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NCDOT Working to reopen N.C. Highway 12 today; Additional overwash possible with Wednesday’s high tide

1:00 P.M. UPDATE: Due to continual ocean overwash with Wednesday’s midday high tide, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) now estimates that N.C. Highway 12 will open at 6 p.m. at the earliest, per a recent update. N.C. Highway 12 remains closed between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, as well as on Ocracoke Island between the […]

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Tuesday’s high tide brings another round of significant ocean overwash; N.C. 12 closed until Wednesday

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands were battered with another round of coastal flooding on Tuesday, with ocean overwash occurring several hours before and after the 12:00 p.m. high tide. Significant ocean overwash was reported throughout the islands in northern Hatteras village, Buxton, Avon, Rodanthe, Pea Island, and northern Ocracoke Island. Several vehicles became stuck in deep […]

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