The following comment was posted on the NCDOT blog:
"Highway 12 will reopen at 5pm today. [Monday, October 10]..according to the Dare County web site, there will be no travel restrictions.
Incoming visitors please know that Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and some Avon residents are still dealing with the aftermath...two houses were being torn down even today. You may see some trash along Highway 12. There are huge mountains of debris in the NPS campground just south of Salvo. Emotionally, most people are not even close to recovery; they are still in survival mode.
Thank you for respecting the locals' right to privacy (by not driving down side streets just to look at people's lives being torn apart.) Thanks especially for your thoughts and prayers, donations and good wishes.
Welcome back! :) "