Portion of NC 12 likely closed until Tuesday due to tidal flooding, overwash concerns

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Nov 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 12:03:35-05

DARE COUNTY, N.C. - Anyone traveling south on NC 12 with a destination beyond Nags Head should be able to pass through Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday NCDOT said officials plan to reopen NC 12 at 1 p.m. NC 12 from Marc Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe was closed since Sunday morning, due to flooding and overwash concerns caused by high tide and strong winds from a coastal storm that moved through over the weekend.

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Park rangers had barricaded the road in front of the bridge when News 3 visited the location Monday morning.

NCDOT had also previously suspended area ferry services, including those from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island and Currituck to Knotts Island.

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