NC 12 on Ocracoke to reopen, Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service to resume Friday afternoon

Published 1:47 pm Friday, March 29, 2024

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024 that N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island between the National Park Service pony pens and the South Dock ferry terminal will reopen at 2 p.m. The highway had been closed since March 23 due to severe ocean overwash and hazardous driving conditions.

“There is still some standing water and sand on the roadway, so motorists are reminded to slow down and drive with extreme caution in the area,” stated the NCDOT announcement. “In addition, a project to replace lost and damaged sandbags continues, so there may be a short lane closure on the highway controlled by a flagger crew.”

Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke will also resume at 2 p.m. on the following amended schedule for Friday:

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From Hatteras: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight.

From Ocracoke: 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will resume its regular spring schedule on Saturday.