UPDATE: NC12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe will REOPEN to traffic at 1 p.m.
By Submitted Story on April 2, 2020
April 2 at 12:52 p.m.: NC12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe will REOPEN to traffic at 1 p.m. 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 NC12. Please drive carefully!
UPDATE: April 2 at 8:07 am: Hwy 12 remains CLOSED between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe. There are several spots with sand on the roadway at Pea Island & Mirlo, and standing water in other locations. Our cleanup resumed at first light, and we’re hoping to reopen the road later today!
UPDATE: April 1 at 2pm: Here is a picture of the dune breach at Mirlo Beach (just north of Rodanthe) as of 2PM this afternoon. Again, NC12 will remain CLOSED between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe throughout the day today and overnight tonight. We will post new information when we have some.
UPDATE: April 1 at 9:30 am: Our crews are currently out on NC12 working to remove sand and overwash from the roadway. NC12 is currently CLOSED between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe. The good news is there is no apparent damage to the pavement. As soon as we have new information, we’ll post it.
April 1-at 7:15 am: NC12 is currently CLOSED from the Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe. There is deep sand and some ocean overwash in several places due to the strong storm affecting the area. Our crews are currently working to clear the roadway.