Standing water and ocean overwash have been reported on several stretches of N.C. Highway 12 ahead of Monday’s high tide, however, the highway is open and passable throughout, per a recent update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT.)
“While we do have some standing water in areas of Buxton and north of Hatteras Village, NC 12 is open and passable this morning,” stated the NCDOT in a social media update. “Please drive with caution and SLOW DOWN when driving through standing water of any depth.”
In addition, the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry has suspended all operations as of Monday morning, and until further notice, due to high wind conditions. The Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke ferry routes for Monday morning have also been canceled.
For further information and updates on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, please call 252-996-6000, or visit the NCFerryHatteras Twitter page at https://twitter.com/NCFerryHatteras.
A high risk of rip currents and the potential for ocean overwash and coastal flooding continues on Monday, per a recent update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
Minor ocean overwash continues to be possible along N.C. Highway 12, especially around times of high tide. (The next high tide is around noon on Monday.)
A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the Outer Banks until Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Dangerous rip currents, rough surf, and strong longshore currents are also forecast for Monday, and especially for all beaches north of Cape Point in Buxton.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for general weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.