DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY/WNCT) — Officials have closed portions of Highway NC-12 in North Carolina as a safety precaution following recent ocean overwash in the area.
Barricades are currently in place between north side on Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe. Officials say there is no estimate on the reopening of the roadway.
The National Weather Service in Morehead City says tide levels are approaching the heights where we typically see overwash and flooding on the Outer Banks.
High tide cycle begins in Buxton. This is expected to be the worst. Highway 12 closed near Rodanthe until@at least tomorrow afternoon. @aycarranza @JMorrowweather @KelciodonnellTV @SamWalkerOBX @OBXPhotos @DareCountyEM pic.twitter.com/pQYGrs27YS— Janet Morrow Dawson – Cape Hatteras Motel (@JanetMDawson) September 21, 2020
“With large swell impacting the beaches, we will see much more than the “typical” ocean overwash over the next several hours, with travel along NC 12 significantly impacted.”
Following the latest conditions, Avon Fishing Pier has also decided to close Sunday and Monday.
Cape Hatteras Motel in Buxton, N.C. shared videos and photos saying “unnamed systems can create just as much havoc as a hurricane.”