Tuesday morning (May 10)

Per NCDOT NC 12 Facebook: Current conditions at Mirlo Beach. High tide brought in deep overwash here and at the Pea Island Visitor Center. Again, Highway 12 is NOW CLOSED between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe. We’ll have a better idea of how long it will take to reopen the road after first light this AM.

Ferry Service update: per Twitter, the Hatteras Inlet Ferry Operation route is still suspended due to high wind conditions. We are monitoring this weather closely, resuming operations when we can make safe passage. Call 252-996-6000 for updates and additional info.

For the Pamlico Sound ferries, per Twitter, 8 a.m.: Due to high winds Ocracoke to Cedar Island and Ocracoke to Swan Quarter ferries are cancelled this morning May 10th, 2022. We will reassess the situation this afternoon. Call 1-800-293-3779 for more information. The
10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Swan Quarter to Ocracoke cancelled today, May 10 due to high winds. We will reassess the situation this afternoon for the 4:30 p.m.

Cancellations so far for today 7:30 a.m. Cedar Island to Ocracoke; 10 a.m. Ocracoke to Swan Quarter, 1:30 Swan Quarter to Ocracoke and 4:30 Ocracoke to Cedar Island. For Hatteras-Ocracoke info call 252-996-6000.

For updates on the Ocracoke, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter runs, call the Ocracoke office at 252-996-6200 or 252-996-6201.

The National Weather Service out of Morehead City today (May 8) predicts that the robust low pressure system will persist offshore of the Outer Banks through mid-week, bringing several coastal hazards, including ocean overwash, coastal flooding, strong winds and dangerous surf conditions. 

There will be some intermittent rain showers, including possible thunderstorms, but this is primarily a wind event.

The Pamlico Sound ferries running from Ocracoke to Cedar Island and Swan Quarter were canceled for at least Sunday afternoon.

As of 2 p.m. the Hatteras Inlet ferries were still running on a reduced schedule for today and tomorrow, but the runs will be canceled when deemed unsafe. To see if the Hatteras Inlet ferries are running, call 252-996-6000. Update: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. : Hatteras ferry services is suspended due to high winds. The suspension may continue into tomorrow.

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