By Outer Banks Voice on March 7, 2018
N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island was reopened again around midday Wednesday, after another round of overwash covered the road in sand and water from surf reaching heights of 13 feet.
UPDATE: NC 12 is now open from Bonner Bridge to Rodanthe. The road is still closed on Ocracoke.
— NCDOT NC12 (@NCDOT_NC12) March 7, 2018
NCDOT said travelers should exercise caution and expect sand and water on the road surface. Additional delays and closures may be needed as crews continue to work to keep travel lanes safe.
Baldwin Video and Above The Coast shot pictures and video with a drone Monday afternoon of the problems the state Department of transportation and Hatteras Island residents have faced on Pea Island, at Mirlo Beach and in Avon during a powerful nor’easter that sent wind and high water onto the East Coast.
The only road on and off Hatteras and Ocracoke islands had been closed to traffic between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe since Saturday night, and then reopened Tuesday evening.
Ferries across Hatteras Inlet resumed Wednesday evening after N.C. 12 reopened on Ocracoke Island, and are scheduled to return to a normal schedule on Thursday.
Due to the re-closing of Highway 12 on both Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route is temporarily closed. We will resume service as soon as the roads are open again.
— NCDOT Ferry Division (@NCDOT_Ferry) March 7, 2018