NC 12 still closed between Marc Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe after high tide breaches dunes; major flooding expected Monday

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OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina officials closed a portion of NC 12 on Sunday morning due to high tide and unsafe road conditions.

In a tweet from NCDOT NC12 just before 8:30 Monday morning, officials said NC12 between the Marc Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe was still closed. Officials said roadways were first covered in water after the morning high tide breached the sand dunes on Sunday, and it could be until Tuesday until the dunes are safely fixed.

In the meantime, motorists are advised to avoid traveling on NC 12 in this area until further notice. Major tidal flooding was still expected in the Outer Banks for Monday.

For more updates on the travel conditions in North Carolina, click here.

Around 10:40 a.m. Sunday, officials said the sand dune at Pea Island next NC 12 collapsed.

Several coastal ferries are resuming operations in North Carolina Monday. Some operations were previously suspended Sunday, including ferries to and from Ocracoke, due to impacts from a coastal storm.

The ferries between Hatteras and Ocracoke, as well as the Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter have started running on the following limited schedule:

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

Some ferry routes are still suspended. The Currituck-Knotts Island ferries have been suspended due to water levels too low to operate. The Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferries are still suspended due to high winds and elevated water levels.

The storm lingering over coastal North Carolina is still bringing sustained winds of 40 mph along parts of the coast.

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In Dare County, public works crews will not collect residential or commercial trash in Kitty Hawk or the unincorporated areas of the county on Monday due to the adverse weather conditions.

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