Portion of NC 12 on Ocracoke reopens after being closed due to overwash


Overwash on NC 12 on Ocracoke Island, N.C. on November 30, 2020.

OCRACOKE, N.C. (WAVY) — A section of North Carolina Highway 12 has reopened after being closed Monday due to overwash.

NCDOT announced Monday morning that the overwash caused closures between the ferry terminal and the National Park Service’s Pony Pens. Just after 3 p.m. it announced that stretch had reopened, but some sand and water remained.

However, the road could be closed again Monday, especially around high tides at 7:30 p.m. The overwashed road also led to suspension of the Hatteras Inlet Ferry.

Drivers are asked to used extreme caution in the area.

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