UPDATE: N.C. Highway 12 has reopened to traffic as of 10 a.m. on Sunday. There is still sand and standing water on the roadway, as well as in central Avon in the Kinnakeret Shores area, so please drive carefully. NCDOT crews will continue working in the area to fortify the dune before the next high tide at 6:30 p.m.
Per a Sunday morning update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), N.C. Highway 12 is once again closed between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe due to ocean overwash caused by the recent high tide, and specifically in the Mirlo Beach area.
NCDOT currently has crews on the scene, and will post updates as soon as they are available. Ocean overwash was also reported in Avon on N.C. Highway 12 in the Kinnakeet Shores area, from Avon Pier to the Food Lion shopping plaza. Drivers are advised to use caution.
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.