NC 12 closed from Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe due to overwash
Published 10:29 am Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022 that NC 12 is closed from the Marc Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe due to ocean overwash that occurred overnight. A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from Duck to Buxton through Thursday morning, May 12, 2022.
Overwash along portions of N.C. Highway 12 – particularly on Hatteras Island – may continue to occur through at least Wednesday evening, May 11, 2022, according to the National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City.
Ocean overwash is most likely to occur within several hours of high tide and flooding could become progressively more impactful with each high tide cycle for the next several days, stated a press release from Dare County Emergency Management.
“Motorists should avoid travel on N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island,” stated the release. “If travel is necessary, proceed with extreme caution and give way to road crews working to clear hazards.”
As travel plans are made, keep in mind that ocean water, sand and debris can easily damage a vehicle and that other hazards – including significant road damage – may be hidden by flood waters, advised Dare Emergency Management.
For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media. Continue to monitor updated weather conditions from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx. To receive customized emergency alerts from Dare County Emergency Management, sign up for OBX Alerts.