OUTER BANKS, NC – Several coastal ferry operations in North Carolina were suspended on Sunday, including ferries to and from Ocracoke, due to the impacts of a coastal storm.
The ferries that connect Ocracoke, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter have been suspended for the day Sunday due to high winds along the coast.
The ferries between Ocracoke and Hatteras are suspended until further notice.
Operations of the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry have been suspended until further notice due to the storm, which created water levels too low to operate. Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry operations are on hold due to high water levels and high winds.
Other coastal ferries operate on their regular schedules.
North Carolina officials closed part of NC 12 on Sunday morning due to high tide and dangerous road conditions.
In a tweet from NCDOT NC12 around 9:15 am, officials say that NC12 between the Marc Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe is currently closed. Authorities say the roads are currently covered with water after the high morning tide pierced the sand dunes.
The persistent storm on the North Carolina coast is expected to bring sustained winds up to 35 mph and heavy rain through Monday morning.
Ferry operating hours may change depending on weather conditions. For operating hours, residents must follow NCDOT on social networks or call 252-996-6000.
In Dare County, public works crews will not pick up residential or commercial waste from Kitty Hawk or unincorporated areas in the county on Monday due to inclement weather conditions.