RODANTHE, N.C. (WAVY) — Tropical Storm Melissa brought high tides and strong winds that forced surf to crash through sand dunes onto parts of North Carolina Highway 12 for several days.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the overwash closed down the road between the Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe.
It reopened Monday at around 9 o’clock in the morning, but officials warn motorists to still use caution.
The Cape Hatteras Elementary and Cape Hatteras Secondary School will open Monday on a three-hour delay. Officials say they might have to cancel school for the whole day.
The stretch of road has kept dozens of people from making it in or out of the area.
As the storm moves away, NCDOT hopes to see conditions improve by Sunday.
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