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Storm Causes Overwash on NC 12

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation posted this photo Thursday on Twitter of crews repairing storm-caused dune erosion north of Rodanthe on N.C. 12.

Other, similar posts have also appeared on social media.

A large low pressure system lingered Thursday off the Mid-Atlantic coast. Dangerous surf conditions, including rip currents, beach erosion and ocean overwash were expected to continue along the Outer Banks into the weekend, with the most significant effects along the ocean side north of Cape Hatteras.

There was sand and water on the road, although it remained passable. While the storm system remains offshore, motorists should expect mild overwash on N.C. 12, especially at high tide.

Persistent northerly winds over the next few days could also result in minor coastal flooding for locations adjacent to the southern Pamlico Sound and lower Neuse River.

For more information on the local forecast, visit for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at

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