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.
NC 12 still closed this AM from Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe. Travel remains unsafe. It could be Tuesday before we can reopen. NCDOT crews need time safely fix dunes that protect #nc12. Avoid travel on this part of NC 12. For conditions, visit here or https://t.co/QO3Vrvj1kk. pic.twitter.com/wkQ8UYNeAG— NCDOT NC12 (@NCDOT_NC12) November 8, 2021
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.