Highway 12 from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe on Hatteras Island remains closed. The only access to Hatteras Island is by ferry until further notice. NCDOT is operating Emergency ferry service between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe along with the Hatteras-Ocracoke route.
Beginning Friday, November 2 at 6:00 a.m. all reentry restrictions for Hatteras Island will be lifted and ferry service will be available for everyone, including visitors.
The published schedule for the emergency ferry service will remain in place through Friday, November 2. An expanded schedule is being developed that will go into effect on Saturday, November 3. Please check www.darenc.com for updated information.
Emergency Ferry Service – Stumpy Point to Rodanthe
Departing Stumpy Point at 6 a.m., 8, 10, noon, 2 p.m., 4 and 10; and
Departing Rodanthe at 7 a.m., 9, 11, 1 p.m., 3, 5 and 7.
Hatteras-Ocracoke Schedule –
Departing Hatteras at 6 a.m., 8, 10, noon, 2 p.m., 4, 6, 8, 10 and midnight; and
Departing Ocracoke at 5 a.m., 7, 9, 11, 1 p.m., 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.
For those utilizing the Ocracoke ferry route, keep in mind that travel from Cedar Island to Ocracoke and Swan Quarter to Ocracoke requires a reservation by calling 1-800-293-3779.
Dare County Schools
Cape Hatteras Schools will operate on a 2 hour delayed schedule on Thursday, Nov.1.
All other Dare County Schools will follow a regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Highway 12 – Hatteras Island
Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, north of Rodanthe, remains closed due to impacts from ocean overwash. Based upon NCDOT’s initial assessment, it is projected that Highway 12 from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe will open by Thanksgiving. Currently, Highway 12 is clear between all the villages of Hatteras Island.
Community Meeting –
The Avon Volunteer Fire Dept. is hosting a community meeting at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1. Everyone on Hatteras Island is invited to hear updates from NCDOT and representatives of Dare County, and ask questions about the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.
Updates from Dare County Emergency Management will continue to be released as updated information is available. The Dare County Emergency Operations Center may be reached at 252-475-5655. Visit www.darenc.com for updated information.