UPDATE: Power restored to the islands; NCDOT crews working to clear water, sand from N.C. 12

Power was restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, as Nags Head Fire & Rescue was able to assist the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative in spraying and washing away the salt contamination. If your power did not come back on, please call CHEC at 866-511-9862. NCDOT crews are continually working […]

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N.C. 12 may reopen Saturday afternoon; Power outage affecting all of Hatteras Island 

  3:15 p.m. UPDATE: In a brief Saturday afternoon update, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) stated that they are making progress between the Oregon Inlet Bridge and Rodanthe where N.C. Highway 12 still remains closed as of 3:20 p.m. “We are CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC that we may be able to open the road briefly […]

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NCDOT crews trying to open N.C. 12 before next high tide; Ferry for folks who need to leave Hatteras departs at 4:30 p.m.

Per a 2:30 p.m. update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), N.C. Highway 12 remains closed north of Rodanthe, but crews are working as hard as they can to reopen the road for a brief window before the next high tide at about 7:30 p.m. The last high tide cycle deposited a large […]

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Oceanside flooding reported in Rodanthe, Avon, and North Buxton with Friday Morning’s High Tide

Oceanside flooding was reported in Rodanthe, northern Buxton, and central Avon near Ocean View Drive as of 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning, and overwash is expected to continue over the next several high tide cycles, and especially north of Cape Hatteras. N.C. Highway 12 is temporarily closed from Rodanthe to the Oregon Inlet Bridge due […]

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N.C. Highway 12 Closes Again Near Corbina Drive; Ocean Overwash Expected to Continue on Friday

Although N.C. Highway 12 was able to temporarily reopen in northern Rodanthe at around midnight on Thursday, the highway closed again at 6:00 a.m. on Friday from the Oregon Inlet Bridge to Rodanthe due to ocean overwash. NCDOT stated in a Friday morning update that they are hoping to reopen the highway by 6 p.m. NCDOT […]

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Ocean overwash reported in north Rodanthe; Overwash will continue with high tide cycles

Ocean overwash on N.C. Highway 12 was reported on Thursday morning in northern Rodanthe, and periods of overwash and beach erosion are expected to continue over the next several days, especially around high tide, and mainly north of Cape Hatteras. NCDOT crews are currently clearing sand from N.C. Highway 12 as of Thursday morning, however, motorists should […]

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