The north end of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke show that the sandbags, though uncovered, held back the ocean from the weekend’s storm. Photo: C. Leinbach

This story has been updated, Nov. 10.

RALEIGH – The ferries to and from Ocracoke have now resumed regular schedules as high winds from this weekend’s storm have subsided, the NCDOT said today in a press release.

The ferries serving Ocracoke-Hatteras, Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter have all been reopened on the following regular schedules:

  • Hatteras-Ocracoke: 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., midnight
  • Ocracoke-Hatteras: 4:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Cedar Island-Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m.
  • Ocracoke-Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter-Ocracoke:  10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke-Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

For an update on schedules, please follow NCDOT Ferry Division on social.

N.C. Highway 12 reopened between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet at 1 p.m. today (Nov. 9), but patches of standing saltwater and sand remain on the roadway and travelers are advised to drive slowly and use caution.

N.C. Highway 12 closed on Sunday between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet and remained closed over the past two days due to breeched dunes and multiple cycles of ocean overwash.

Ocracoke Island had minimal damage from this wind storm with some village flooding around high tides, dune erosion and some overwash that is now clear on N.C. 12 on the way to the Hatteras Inlet ferry terminal, referred to as the South Dock.

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