N.C. 12 to Remain Closed on Hatteras, Ocracoke Until At Least Tuesday

Severe weather has caused significant dune loss and ocean overwash in several locations along N.C. Highway 12, causing the N.C. Department of Transportation to close the road in two locations until at least Tuesday afternoon. The combination of seasonal high tides, strong northeast winds, and long form waves created by Hurricane Teddy has caused ocean conditions […]

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N.C. Highway 12 to remain closed until Tuesday afternoon; Water levels expected to peak with Monday’s high tide

After temporarily opening on Sunday afternoon, N.C. Highway 12 closed again in between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet on Hatteras Island, and in between the pony pens and the ferry terminal on Ocracoke Island, due to ocean overwash that coincided with Sunday night’s high tide. The highway remained closed in both locations as of Monday morning. […]

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Highway 12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe will REOPEN to motorists at 5 p.m. today

Highway 12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe will REOPEN to motorists at 5 p.m. today, per a 4:00 p.m. update from NCDOT. However, ocean overwash issues are expected to return with tonight’s high tide at around 11 p.m. Standing water and sand remain on the road at several locations, so motorists should drive with […]

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Coastal Flooding is expected to peak with Monday morning’s high tide, per NWS update

Stronger winds through Monday could bring more extensive coastal flooding impacts, especially for oceanside areas north of Cape Hatteras, per a Sunday afternoon update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Oceanside impacts on Hatteras Island, and soundside impacts along the southern Pamlico Sound including Ocracoke Island, are expected to continue through […]

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Sunday’s high tide brings severe ocean overwash; N.C. 12 closed in two locations…WITH VIDEOS

3:20 p.m. UPDATE: N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke has now reopened to traffic. Sand and water remain on the roadway, so all motorists should drive with extreme caution. Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke will resume shortly. N.C. Highway 12 is currently closed between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, and barricades are in place in Rodanthe and […]

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