NC 12 on north end of Ocracoke. Photo courtesy of NCDOT
NC 12 on north end of Ocracoke. Photo courtesy of NCDOT

Feb. 10, 2016

Raleigh–Since water and sand from ocean over wash continue to cover N.C. 12 on Ocracoke near the north end ferry terminal the NCDOT and emergency management officials in Dare and Hyde counties decided to keep the highway closed through at least this morning’s high tide. That, in turn, meant the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry service was temporarily suspended.

The decision was made in anticipation of continued flooding from high tides coming early this evening and again Wednesday morning. High water since Monday evening has caused the road to closed three miles south of the ferry terminal on the north end of the island.

High water and sand has also caused a section of N.C. 12 to be closed in Kitty Hawk between Bickett and Byrd streets. That closure will also remain in effect until at least Wednesday morning.

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