North Carolina Department of Transportation press release date: Sept. 27, 2015
Raleigh – N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island has reopened this morning between the Pony Pen and the Hatteras/Ocracoke Ferry Terminal. The road was closed yesterday due to flooding from heavy rains. Although the road has reopened, the N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to proceed with caution, as there are still several inches of water on the road in some locations.
The Hatteras/Ocracoke Ferry has also resumed service as of this morning. Other ferry routes have been impacted by the storm and high tides. Riders are advised to call the appropriate ferry terminal ahead of time to make sure that their run has not been delayed or cancelled. Phone numbers can be found on theFerry Division website. Regular updates on ferry routes can also be found on Twitter.
No road closures are reported along N.C. 12; however, there are areas of standing water in the road on Hatteras Island south of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. The road is open and passable, but drivers should proceed with caution and avoid driving through standing water if possible. NCDOT maintenance crews will work throughout the day to clear the road south of the Bonner Bridge. Updates will be posted on theNCDOT N.C. 12 Facebook page as they are received.