Ferries running again, N.C. 12 open on Hatteras Island as Easter nor’easter starts to ease

Ferries running again, N.C. 12 open on Hatteras Island as Easter nor’easter starts to ease

April 10th, 2023

UPDATED, Monday 8 a.m.: Ferries to-and-from Ocracoke have resumed operations, and all roads are open following the Easter nor’easter brought the Outer Banks wind, high surf and some rain.

No other problems have been reported so far, including from the line of homes threatened by the ocean along the northern Rodanthe beaches, and waves are slowly forecast to decrease over the next couple of days as the wind is slowly dropping out.

The extended period of strong onshore winds arrived after a front stalled over eastern North Carolina on Friday and then drifted south. Strong low pressure is forecast to develop along the front and move just off the coast.

Travel along the four-wheel drive beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks to-and-from Swan Beach and Carova could still be impacted around high tide, which is around 11 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Monday, until the ocean calms down.

National Weather Service seven-day forecasts for:

LIVE data from flood gauges at key locations throughout North Carolina, including automated email and text alerts, visit https://fiman.nc.gov/

Sign up for emergency alerts from Dare County and its municipalities.

Currituck County provides beach safety and emergency updates for Corolla and the mainland via Currituck Alert.

For the latest images from NCDOT traffic cameras on the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina, visit: https://wobx.com/2022/06/01/outer-banks-northeastern-north-carolina-traffic-cameras/.

LIVE video from Kitty Hawk, courtesy Twiddy & Co.:

LIVE video from Rodanthe, courtesy RodanthePierLLC.com:

Click to watch LIVE video from Corolla, courtesy Currituck County/WebCOOS

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