N.C. 12 closing from Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe on Hatteras Island

Clearing operations on N.C. 12 early Saturday afternoon. [NCDOT photo]

Due to the very hazardous conditions impacting clearing operations and public travel, state transportation officials are closing N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe beginning at 5 p.m. today.

Conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate overnight as the strongest nor’easter winds move in.

Transportation officials say there is almost zero visibility and a high confidence ocean over wash will occur with the next high tide, about 10 p.m. tonight.

NCDOT crews will be back out early tomorrow to assess and determine if and when the closure can be lifted however continued hazardous conditions can also be expected to continue for Sunday.

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