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Ocracoke gets Super Sunday Storm, some ferries resume today, road closed at north end

Water along Lighthouse Road Monday. Photo by C. Leinbach

Water along Lighthouse Road Monday. Photo by C. Leinbach

 

After a hurricane-like storm pummeled Eastern Carolina Sunday causing  flooding throughout the region, Ocracoke woke up to subsiding waters in the village.

Ocracoke school is closed today, and the  the monthly NC Ferry Division meeting scheduled for 1 p.m at the Community Center is canceled.

Ferries for Ocracoke were suspended yesterday and the Hatteras-Ocracoke runs remain so due to the road closure on Highway 12 on Ocracoke.

The Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferries ran their morning schedule. The 9:30 a.m from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter is canceled.

Photo of  Super Sunday storm  from NASA . Classic look of a hurricane.

Photo of Super Sunday storm from NASA . Classic look of a hurricane.

Currently the road in the Buxton area is closed due the over wash.

NC DOT posted the following around  8 a.m. for Highway 12:

“The road is closed in North Buxton due to high water; remains partially covered with tide waters on Cedar Island, and is closed between Historic Street and Byrd Street near Kitty Hawk due to high water. For up-to-date information, visit our website.”

At 9 a.m. the following was posted (though it was not specified where the following is located):

“We have crews working continuously, but just as fast as they get a lane open the over wash and sand close it back up. They hope to have it back open by 11:30, but this may change due to weather conditions.”

According to weather.gov, yesterday’s rainfall was 2.32 inches.

Today’s forecast is mostly sunny, with a high near 51, breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight, there’s a chance of showers before 1 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

Flood subsiding in Widgeon Woods Monday morning at dawn. Photo by P. Vankevich

Flood subsiding in Widgeon Woods Monday morning at dawn. Photo by P. Vankevich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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