By Outer Banks Voice on September 20, 2020
Update: 9/20/20, 7:56 PM: Ocean overwash expected to continue tonight into Monday, mainly from Pea Island down to Ocracoke as strong NE winds persist and swell from distant Teddy peaks. Portions of Hwy 12 are likely to be closed for several hours. Follow @NCDOT_NC12 for frequent road condition updates.
Update 9/20/20, 4:17 PM : Highway 12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe will REOPEN to motorists at 5 p.m. today. Standing water and sand remain on the road at several locations, so motorists should drive with EXTREME CAUTION. Another closure is possible at high tide tonight (11pm).
Update from NCDOT 9/20 at 11:30 am: NC12 is now also closed on Ocracoke Island between the Pony Pens and the ferry terminal due to a dune breach and ocean overwash. We will update when we have new information.
Update 9/20/2020 at 10:40 am: NCDOT is reporting due to severe overwash at different locations on NC12 between Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe it is necessary to temporarily close NC-12 as a safety precaution for the public. Barricades are in place at Rodanthe and north side of bridge.
9/20/2020 8:30 a.m. update: NC12 remains open with several spots of minor to moderate ocean overwash between the Basnight Bridge and Hatteras Village. Crews are working to shore up trouble spots before the next high tide.
If you must travel today, please drive with extreme caution.