Portions of NC-12 open after severe overnight overwash

NAGS HEAD, N.C. – Crews have cleared some of the overnight overwash that was at Pea Island, Mirlo and Ocracoke.

NC-12 is now back open to all traffic between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe.

As of about 4:30 p.m., the road is now open on Ocracoke Island. The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route has also resumed service with an amended schedule.

Some additional ocean overwash is also possible at high tide.