NC - UPDATED: Soundside flooding tops 3 feet on Hatteras Island, peak wind gust 86 mph

Tuesday 2 p.m.: N.C. 12 has reopened to traffic between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe after overwash breeched the dunes at S-Turns earlier this morning. The NCDOT says to drive with care, as there are still areas with sand and water on the roadway.

Tuesday 1:15 p.m.
Crews continue working to rebuild the dune line breeched at S-Turns by this morning’s overwash. No word yet on when N.C. 12 will reopen between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe but it is anticipated to happen sometime this afternoon.

Tuesday 11:30 a.m.
Overwash has receded enough for N.C. 12 to reopen on the north end of Ocracoke Island. Ferry service has also resumed across Hatteras Inlet.

NCDOT says their crews are working to clear the Mirlo Beach area and anticipate reopening the road between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe sometime this afternoon.

Tuesday 9:15 a.m.
Moderate overwash has been reported at the usual trouble spots along N.C. 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, leading to closing of the road in multiple locations.

The dunes at S-Turns north of Mirlo Beach has been breeched and led to the shut down of N.C. 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe.

NCDOT has also closed N.C. 12 on Ocraoke between the Pony Pens and Hatteras Inlet because of overwash.

Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke is also suspended until the road reopens south of the ferry dock.

Monday 6:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service office in Newport reports a caller said their neighbor walked through waist-high water after moving their car in Hatteras village this evening. Flooding was estimated at 1-to-2 feet on the road, 2-to-3 feet in low-lying areas.

Peak wind gusts reported by NWS Newport/Morehead City:
OREGON INLET CG (WXFLOW), 86 MPH, 0148 PM
AVON (WXFLOW), 66 MPH, 1012 AM
KHK RESORT (WXFLOW), 63 MPH, 0244 PM
RODANTHE 0.6 N, 57 MPH, 0220 PM
FRISCO (HSE ASOS), 56 MPH, 1003 AM
OREGON INLET MARINA, 56 MPH, 1012 AM
REAL SLICK (WXFLOW), 56 MPH, 0351 PM
OREGON INLET (WXFLOW), 55 MPH, 0206 PM
NAGS HEAD, 55 MPH, 0227 PM
BUXTON (WXFLOW), 55 MPH, 0328 PM
HATTERAS HIGH (WXFLOW), 54 MPH, 0337 PM
BUXTON, 48 MPH, 0330 PM
BUXTON 0.7 SE, 47 MPH, 1017 AM
FRISCO 0.3 SW, 47 MPH, 0332 PM
SOUTHERN SHORES 1.7 NNW, 46 MPH, 0148 PM
DARE CO GNRY RAN (2DP AWOS), 41 MPH, 0119 PM
DARE BOMB RANGE RAWS, 39 MPH, 0328 PM
MANTEO (MQI AWOS), 31 MPH, 0615 AM

…HYDE COUNTY…
ENGELHARD (7W6 AWOS), 43 MPH, 0135 PM

…MARITIME STATIONS…
JENNETTES PIER (WXFLOW), 81 MPH, 0234 PM
ALLIGATOR RIVER BR (WXFLOW), 72 MPH, 0933 AM
ROANOKE SOUND CHANNEL (WXFLOW), 70 MPH, 0951 AM
CROATAN SOUND, 65 MPH, 0120 PM
AVON SOUND (WXFLOW), 63 MPH, 0359 PM
DUCK PIER, 63 MPH, 0142 PM
DIAMOND BUOY (41025), 58 MPH, 1020 AM
OCRACOKE (WXFLOW), 57 MPH, 0952 AM
PAMLICO SOUND (WXFLOW), 53 MPH, 0231 PM

A new record high temperature of 75 was set for Cape Hatteras today. That breaks the old record at Billy Mitchell Field in Frisco set just one year ago, and ties the warmest high temperature of the entire month of January set in 1985.

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