OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — NCDOT officials closed a portion of NC12 Monday afternoon due to high winds and tides causing overwash.

In a tweet around 4:30 p.m. Monday, NCDOT NC12 officials said NC12 was closed between Oregon Inlet and the Rodanthe roundabout.

In photos posted by NCDOT NC12 officials, a wheel loader could be seen pushing washed-up sand off the roadways around the Canal Zone just south of the Basnight Bridge.

Courtesy – NCDOT NC12

NC12 reopened around 7 p.m. Monday, but there was standing water and sand still in spots. NC12 remained open on Tuesday. Secondary roads on Hatteras Island still had deep sand and overwash, NCDOT said.

Strong wind conditions also caused the ferry division to cancel their afternoon runs. The Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke ferries are canceling their afternoon runs due to high winds on Pamlico Sound.

All suspended routes will return to service as soon as it is safe to do so.

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