KITTY HAWK, N.C. (WAVY) — We’re tracking the latest updates as now Tropical Storm Idalia passes just south of the Outer Banks on Thursday morning.
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9:30 a.m. Andy Fox is on the Outer Banks today with live updates on NC 12 conditions. Follow him on X for the latest.
8:15 a.m. NCDOT says crews are working to keep NC 12 open.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is also operating with Level 1 wind restrictions. The speed limit is 45 mph with no passing.
7:30 a.m. All areas of NC 12 on the Outer Banks are open as of 7:30 a.m., NCDOT says.
All primary routes and secondary routes have areas of standing water from heavy rain, but no issues have been reported at this time and there are no closed routes,” said NCDOT communications officer Tim Hass. “A lot of wet, blown sand on Highway 12.”
Hass says “However, this is NOT a day to be out on the roads in Dare County unless absolutely necessary.”
7 a.m. There are gusts to around 40 mph in Kitty Hawk, KaMaria Braye reports.
6:45 a.m. Ocean overwash has closed NC 12 north of Buxton.
NCDOT’s also urging people to stay off the roads in other areas of NC 12 if possible.
There’s also now a flash flood warning for Currituck County until 12:45 p.m., and one for Chowan and Perquimans counties until 11:30 a.m.
There are heavy downpours in the southern Outer Banks, with gusty winds. Places like Hatteras have seen as much as 6 inches of rain. There are currently several flash flood warnings in the area into the morning.
Dare County officials say more than eight inches of rain water is on NC 12 in the area of Village Marina. There’s about two inches of rain across both lanes of NC 12 just north of the Oregon Inlet campground.
NC 12 is clear from Pea Island to the Basnight Bridge, but there is blowing sand. There’s also sand in both directions of NC 12 on the first half mile north of Buxton.
You can follow the latest updates on the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Meanwhile Hampton Roads has gotten less than half of an inch of rain so far with breezy conditions and gusts around 30 mph near the shore.
The storm’s expected to be right to our southside by around 2 p.m. and really out to sea by Thursday night.
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