Northern Ocracoke Island on Feb. 8. Photo by Jon Ralph

N.C. Highway 12 is closed on northern Ocracoke Island due to ocean overwash that accompanied Saturday morning’s high tide, per a 7:30 a.m. update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry has also suspended operations until the highway reopens.

Overwash has routinely been reported on the highway between the NPS Pony Pens and the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry terminal during high tide cycles for the past few weeks.

Once the highway reopens, additional overwash may be possible during subsequent high tides.

The next high tides on Ocracoke Island are approximately 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 24, and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb 25.


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