UPDATE: N.C. Highway 12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe has reopened to traffic as of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday
Standing water and areas of blown sand still remain at many locations. Use extreme caution in these areas. NCDOT crews are continuing cleanup operations all along N.C. Highway 12, so please drive carefully.
Per a 10:00 a.m. update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), N.C. Highway 12 remains CLOSED between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe.
“…The sand on the road is deep, but we’re working hard at getting the highway reopened today. Much will depend on the coming afternoon high tide cycle,” stated the update.
Some standing water was also reported in Buxton and Hatteras on Thursday morning, however, N.C. Highway 12 was passable from Rodanthe south.
The road closed between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet on Wednesday due to ocean overwash and a 60-80 ft. breach in the dune at Mirlo Beach.
NCDOT will continue to post updates on their social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12 and https://twitter.com/NCDOT_NC12, as well as on their travel information website at https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/RegionSummary.aspx?co=28.