- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Coastal flooding from Hurricane Jose has prompted North Carolina to close parts of the main highway on the Outer Banks.

The state transportation department said Tuesday that parts of N.C. Highway 12 were closed by flooding Tuesday morning. The agency said the road north of the Pea Island Visitors Center was temporarily closed until the tide subsides. The ocean was washing over areas south of the Bonner Bridge to Cape Hatteras.

The department said Monday that ocean over wash was occurring at Pea Island, Rodanthe, Avon and Hatteras village on Hatteras Island.

A coastal flood warning was issued for Dare County on the Outer Banks through Tuesday night.

Rip current warnings were posted from north of Wilmington to the Virginia state line.

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