NC12 remains CLOSED between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe

By on May 11, 2022



The overnight high tide was not kind to our efforts to reopen the road, as more overwash and sand covers the road at the Pea Island Visitor Center and the S-Curves. Our crews were out at first light, trying to clear the road and rebuild protective dunes and berms in advance of the next high tide this afternoon. Right now, it’s too early to tell if we will be able to reopen to traffic today.

Other spots along Hatteras Island remain passable, with some overwash and sand in several spots. Drive with extreme caution if you must go out today.

UPDATE from North Carolina Ferry System

May 11 at 8 am: Good morning… there’s been no change in status for any of our routes this morning, but we are hoping for an easing up in weather conditions later today into tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted!




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.



  • Steven

    Looking forward to the surf, Hatteras has been going off.
    Roadways will be fine an a couple few days..

    Wednesday, May 11 @ 9:07 am
  • Ben Weber

    Thought the Jug Handle was open already, eliminating the need to use the S Curves?

    Wednesday, May 11 @ 4:54 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Bridge has not yet opened for traffic.

    Wednesday, May 11 @ 8:13 pm
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