RODANTHE, NC - Highway 12 in Rodanthe was closed for hours due to the conditions at the beach in Mirlo on Tuesday.
The highway was previously closed between the Basnight Bridge, Rodanthe, and on Orcracoke Island.
Crews were on the scene attempting to help as the conditions worsen.
Around 2 p.m. officials said NC12 was reopened. Motorists should still drive with care as there are still areas of light sand and standing water on the roadway.
Updates from NCDOT NC12 via Twitter:
Due to ocean overwash, NC12 is now also CLOSED on Ocracoke Island between the NPS Pony Pen and the ferry terminal. Our crews will clear and reopen the area after this high tide cycle has passed. pic.twitter.com/TAaCTVv7nX— NCDOT NC12 (@NCDOT_NC12) January 4, 2022