RODANTHE, N.C. (WAVY) — A stretch of N.C. 12 reopened Thursday afternoon, more than a day after strong winds from the east caused extensive overwash across several areas of the main Outer Banks roadway.
NC12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe was reopened to traffic at 1 p.m.
According to NCDOT, there is still some standing water and blown sand still at some spots, so use caution if you’re traveling inthis area.
The last update from NCDOT Thursday said crews were continuing to clear the road.
NCDOT says crews were working to clear NC 12 Wednesday, but the new high tide cycle produced even more ocean overwash Wednesday afternoon. As a result, officials say the additional overwash created a 60-80 ft. breach in a dune at Mirlo Beach.
10 On Your Side first brought you the story Wednesday morning just after 7.
WAVY meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said a wind advisory was in effect for the area Wednesday, and reported some gusts around 60 mph reported Wednesday morning.