Highway 12 on Ocracoke remains closed until tomorrow afternoon

OCRACOKE, N.C. (WITN) – Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island will remain closed until tomorrow afternoon.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the highway is shut down between the Pony Pens and ferry terminal due to ocean overwash.

Despite crews trying to clear and reopen the highway today, the DOT says it expects overwash to again be a problem at tonight’s high tide at 7:00 p.m. so they will keep the road closed until Thursday afternoon.