RODANTHE, N.C. — Continued coastal flooding has closed parts of the main road on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The National Weather Service has extended a coastal flood warning until 8 p.m. Monday in coastal Dare County. The weather service says flooding continues on the ocean side of the Outer Banks in Dare County with tides running 2 feet (0.6 meters) to 3 feet (1 meter) above ground level.

Forecasters say minor flooding is expected to continue into Tuesday.

Dare County emergency officials say transportation officials hope to reopen N.C. 12 between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe by 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The road is also closed near Ocracoke. It’s also expected to be Tuesday evening before it reopens.

The transportation department says sand, water and debris is scattered along many locations on the road.

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