NC12 is open, high water in some areas

Posted at 8:40 AM, Mar 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-07 08:40:25-05

Dare County, NC – NC12 on Hatteras Island in Dare County is not closed. However, there are spots of Highway 12 on Hatteras Island where there is still high water, some areas as much as 20 inches.

As of 8:17 a.m. on Thursday morning, Dare County officials say most of the flood waters have receeded on NC12. There is still some sand and water on the road, but NC12 is open. Sand and water are on other roads throughout the Outer Banks, but all roads are open and passable.

High profile vehicles may be able to make it through, officials say – but drivers will be at their own risk.

The Nags Head Causeway is still restricted to one lane of traffic, which is the eastbound lane, as there is water and debris in the westbound lane. Nags Head Police Department is monitoring the conditions and have cones set out. Officials urge drivers to use caution.

The Kitty Hawk Police Department has set out cones as a precautionary measure for ‘No Thru Traffic on Moore Shore Rd.’ from the Wright Memorial Bridge to Beacon Drive.

In Manteo – Sir Walter Raleigh St. from Queen Elizabeth St. to Old Tom is still flooded and the water is still deep from Sir Walter Raleigh to Fernando and from Fernando to Agona St.

Watch NewsChannel 3 for more updates as they are released.