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No ferry service to Ocracoke while road is blocked

Island EMT Sandy Yeatts took this shot yesterday of water on the road.

Island EMT Sandy Yeatts took this shot yesterday of water on the road.

N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island, Hyde County, is closed in both directions from the Pony Pen to the Hatteras Ferry terminal with reports of about 2 feet of water on the roadway.

N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews are out assessing the road conditions. There is no estimated schedule for reopening the road at this time, and there will be no Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service until the road reopens. Regular updates on ferry routes can be found on Twitter.

No other road closures are reported at this time along the Outer Banks. However, there are areas of standing water throughout the region, which is likely to continue through the weekend.

All roads are open and passable, but drivers should proceed with caution and avoid driving through standing water if possible. Updates will be posted on the NCDOT N.C. 12 Facebook page as they are received.

For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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