CHNS reports standing water on NC-12

By on September 18, 2020

Standing water on NC-12 north of Ramp 67 on Ocracoke Island. (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

(Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted this report at about noon of Sept. 18.

Standing water is already present in multiple areas along NC-12 including near the visitor center on Pea Island, in the tri-villages, and at the north end of Ocracoke Island. Road conditions are expected to worsen due to large swells from distant Hurricane Teddy, northeasterly winds, and high astronomical tides.

 Ocean overwash may occur at the following Seashore locations:
  • South of the Basnight Bridge to the Pea Island Visitor Center,
  • Mirlo Beach area, on the northern edge of the tri-villages,
  • South of the Avon Pier along Ocean View Drive,
  • At the north end of Buxton,
  • Between Frisco and Hatteras Village,
  • Along Pole Rd, south of Ramp 55
  • Along the north end of Ocracoke island

Life threatening rip currents and rough surf are occurring at all ocean-front beaches at the Seashore.


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