NC12 flooding on Hatteras Island, Jan. 17. Photo by NCDOT

The sky is bright; the rain and strong winds from Sunday gone, but the weather system that pummeled the Outer Banks yesterday is not over. Winds are expected to remain all day into night in the mid-20 mph range.  

All ferry service remains suspended until wind conditions improve.

NCDOT on its social media page reported this morning (Jan. 17) that due to strong southwest winds, sound side flooding is worsening all along NC12 between Oregon Inlet and Hatteras.

Currently, travel is not advised on NC12. If you absolutely must venture out, be prepared for these conditions and drive with extreme caution.

For additional information on the Hatteras Inlet ferry service, call 252-996-6000.

For information on the Pamlico Sound ferry service — Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke — call 252-463-7040.

Hatteras Inlet ferry. Photo: P. Vankevich
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