Images from NCDOT

N.C. Highway 12 is open and passable on Hatteras Island as of 8:00 a.m. Friday, however, the highway is closed on northern Ocracoke Island due to oceanside flooding that also caused a crack in the roadway, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

North of Hatteras Village at 8:00 a.m. Friday. NCDOT image.

“N.C. Highway 12 from Basnight Bridge to Hatteras is open with sand & water on the road,” stated the 6:47 a.m. update. “But NC12 on Ocracoke from the ferry terminal to the pony pens remains closed this morning due to sand and overwash from last night’s storm. NCDOT will assess NC12 and reopen when it is safe to do so.”

Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations were suspended due to deteriorating weather conditions on Thursday, April 11, at 7:15 p.m.

Additional ocean overwash is possible on Friday morning on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, and is most likely around high tide at 11:15 a.m.

Wind gusts of 25-35 mph are expected most of the day, but winds will start to diminish by Saturday morning. On the soundside, minor to locally moderate inundation of 1-2 ft. above dry ground is possible through Friday, and is most likely from Duck to Avon.

A partial outage of some communication services in Hatteras Village and Ocracoke on Thursday was not related to the weather, but rather a fiber optic cable that was damaged by construction crews in Frisco, according to an update from The issue has been repaired, and all internet and cell phone service was restored by late Thursday.

Northern Ocracoke Island. Image from NCDOT.
Northern Ocracoke Island. Image from NCDOT.

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