New storm could cause problems for N.C. 12

By on December 11, 2012

A coastal flood advisory has been posted Wednesday night through Thursday, as another nor’easter could bring more ocean overwash along the Outer Banks.

That could delay efforts to repair N.C. 12 at Mirlo Beach and shut down the four-wheel-drive-only access at the S-curves.

Flooding during last month’s pair of nor’easters lasted for about six hours on either side of high tide. High tides Thursday at Oregon Inlet are around 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The forecast calls for northeast winds of 30 to 35 miles mph with gusts to 40 mph and 7- to 9-foot surf.

The highway just north of Rodanthe was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

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