NC 12 will remain closed from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe

By on May 10, 2022

Dare County
May 10 at 9am Update:

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced that N.C. Highway 12 is currently closed from the Marc Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe due to ocean overwash that occurred overnight. A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from Duck to Buxton through Thursday morning, May 12, 2022.

Overwash along portions of N.C. Highway 12—particularly on Hatteras Island—may continue to occur through at least Wednesday evening, May 11, 2022, according to the National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City.

Ocean overwash is most likely to occur within several hours of high tide, and flooding could become progressively more impactful with each high tide cycle for the next several days. Motorists should avoid travel on N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island. If travel is necessary, proceed with extreme caution and give way to road crews working to clear hazards.

As travel plans are made, keep in mind that ocean water, sand and debris can easily damage a vehicle and that other hazards—including significant road damage—may be hidden by flood waters.

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Dare County Sheriff’s Office
May 5 at 4:19 am

NC DOT has NC 12 closed just north of the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet Bridge) until further notice. They are working diligently to clear the roadway of sand/water. South of the bridge – Water is covering NC 12 starting at Avon Fishing Pier and continuing past Oceanview Dr. It is also shut down both directions from Corbina Dr northward. NC DOT is still on scene working on getting the road cleared. High tide in Buxton was at 0302. There are areas of NC 12 that are still covered in sand/water spanning the entire island. If traveling please use caution.





County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.



  • t dog

    if only we a had a completed bridge that wasnt being used that completely bypasses the s turns….

    these idiots in Manteo need to go!

    Tuesday, May 10 @ 8:37 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    t dog, no one deleted or censored your comment. The way the system works here, a comment is posted immediately after it is written and then automatically taken down until I can moderate it. Because I obviously have other things do to, I moderate comments on the site about 4-6 times a day. That means your comment may be in the twilight zone for a few hours. Please be patient.

    Tuesday, May 10 @ 11:14 am
  • Bill

    t dog – The Jug Handle bridge won’t help the situation from FWS Visitor Center to the Basnight Bridge.

    Tuesday, May 10 @ 3:57 pm
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