Highway 12 in Ocracoke reopens after high ocean tide

Ncdot Outer Banks
Overwash closed highway 12 in Outer Banks on January 4, 2022 (Photo: NC DOT 12/Twitter)

OCRACOKE, NC (WWAY) — Part of Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island was shut down Tuesday morning for ocean overwash — but it reopened around 11 a.m.

This is the main highway for the island.

A tweet from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said the road would be shut down between the Pony Pen and the ferry terminal until the tide went back down.

Ocean overwash has been known to shut down portions of NC12, which runs through the spine of the Outer Banks, several times a month.

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