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Update: N.C. 12 Reopened until 7:30 p.m., Will Close Again at High Tide

RALEIGH N.C. 12 has reopened from the Oregon Inlet Bridge to Rodanthe after being closed since Monday evening due to overwash. However, due to high tide this evening expected to send water and sand back onto the road, crews will close N.C. 12 in this section at 7:30 p.m. The road will remain closed through high tide Wednesday morning. Crews will then assess the situation and open the road as soon as possible.Only one direction of traffic can travel along this stretch of N.C. 12 at one time. Motorists will be escorted by a pilot vehicle and law enforcement officials have set up checkpoints. This will cause a waiting period at each end of the closure since it takes approximately 25 minutes to travel one way. Up-to-date information is available by calling 511 or online at In addition, NCDOT offers travel information on Twitter.Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to


2/19/2018 7:51 AM