NCDOT: Highway 12 on Ocracoke closed until 5 p.m. today

HYDE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation says both directions of Highway 12 north of Ocracoke are closed until noon Friday.

The NCDOT says all lanes on the highway are closed between the National Park Service Pony Pens and the Ferry Terminal due to ocean overwash and unsafe driving conditions.

Officials say ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke is suspended.

The Department of Transportation says the section of highway is to reopen at 5 p.m. today.

About two weeks ago the same stretch of highway was shut down for nearly a week due to ocean overwash.