N.C. 12 on Ocracoke shutdown by overwash, expected to continue through this evening

N.C. 12 on the north end of Ocracoke on Monday around 8:30 a.m. The tractor-trailer was able to back-out of the water covering the road between the south ferry dock and the pony pens. [NCDOT image]

Overwash at high tide caused by strong southerly winds this morning has closed N.C. 12 on the north end of Ocracoke Island, and suspended ferry service across Hatteras Inlet.

The N.C. Department of Transportation reported the closure between the south ferry and the pony pens is expected to last all day and into this evening through the next high tide, which is around 8 p.m.

A high surf advisory is posted for the south-facing beaches from Buxton to Ocracoke, as a low pressure system moves through North Carolina today.

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