N.C. Highway 12 reopened in between and Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet at noon on Wednesday.
Motorists should drive slowly and stay alert as some water and sand remains on the road, and maintenance crews are still working nearby to fortify damaged dunes.
N.C. Department of Transportation crews have been working since last weekend to remove sand from N.C. 12. A section of the road between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe closed Saturday afternoon due to the powerful storm that pounded the Outer Banks highway with ocean overwash and wind-blown sand.
NCDOT crews also inspected N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island and saw no additional structural damage. However, the storm did cause some dune breaches on Ocracoke Island within the area still being repaired from Hurricane Dorian. This will delay Friday’s scheduled reopening of the Ocracoke Island section of N.C. 12. Officials are still assessing the road to determine what repairs are needed to reopen the road.