N.C. 12 remains open; Travelers are advised to leave / access Hatteras Island during daylight hours today

Per a Saturday afternoon update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), N.C. Highway 12 remains open as of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. However, a combination of factors including water/sand on the roadway, heavy traffic, and crews working to remove sand is causing very slow traffic between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe. The Island […]

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UPDATE: Ocean overwash impacting multiple sections of N.C. 12; Soundside flooding reported in Ocracoke

11:00 A.M. UPDATE: Ocean overwash was impacting multiple sections N.C. Highway 12 and adjacent roadways throughout Hatteras Island as of 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, roughly two hours after the morning’s high tide. Overwash was reported in the Ocean View Drive area of Avon, northern Buxton, Mirlo Beach, northern Hatteras village, and Pea Island just south […]

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UPDATE: Ocean overwash reported in multiple sections of Hatteras Island with Saturday morning’s high tide

10:00 A.M. UPDATE: Ocean overwash was starting to impact N.C. Highway 12 and adjacent roadways throughout Hatteras Island as of 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, roughly an hour after the morning’s high tide. Overwash was reported in the Ocean View Drive area of Avon, northern Buxton, Mirlo Beach, and Pea Island just south of Oregon Inlet. […]

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Ocean overwash reported in Buxton; N.C. Highway 12 open as of 9 a.m. with some standing water issues

  Video from Cape Hatteras Motel in Buxton 10:00 A.M. UPDATE: Ocean overwash was starting to impact N.C. Highway 12 and adjacent roadways throughout Hatteras Island as of 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, roughly an hour after the morning’s high tide. Overwash was reported in the Ocean View Drive area of Avon, northern Buxton, Mirlo Beach, […]

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Coastal Flood Warning issued for the Outer Banks; Ocean overwash may impact N.C. 12

A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued for the Northern Outer Banks and Hatteras Island due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Teddy, per a Friday evening update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. High astronomical tides will bring the threat for minor to moderate coastal flooding around the time of each […]

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Coastal flooding and ocean overwash a concern as Sally and Teddy impact the OBX

Coastal flooding and ocean overwash due to heavy rainfall, high astronomical tides, increasing swell from Hurricane Teddy, and a prolonged northeast wind will remain a concern through the weekend, per a Thursday evening update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. The imminent severe weather is expected to be a long-duration […]

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Design Phase Underway for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Restoration Project

Initial steps are being taken to give the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse a well-deserved restoration from the inside out, and the first portion of the project – the design phase – is already underway, per an update from the National Park Service. Built in 1868-70, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has understandably suffered some wear and tear […]

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Heavy rains, High rip current risk expected as remnants of Sally impact the OBX

Confidence continues to increase that Eastern N.C. will experience some impacts from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Sally beginning today and indirectly extending into next week, per a Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. The remnants of Tropical Storm Sally are expected to track near the Outer […]

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