The Dare County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday evening reported ocean overwash covering both sides of N.C. 12 coming into Hatteras village, and flowing across the road in Buxton “at a high rate of speed.”
As of 8:30 p.m., the only main road on Hatteras Island was still passable, the sheriff’s office said. The rushing water was reported near the Cape Hatteras Motel in Buxton.
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Sustained winds of about 35 mph are being felt across the Outer Banks, with coastal flood and high wind warnings overnight.