All wind and coastal flood warnings were discontinued around 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
The storm that brought the strong winds yesterday is moving quickly away from the east coast. With it's departure, the winds have dropped off significantly.
Dare County says all of its primary roads are now open, including Highway 12, north of Rodanthe. The county says while the roads may be open, drivers should still watch out for standing water that remains in some places.
Authorities say some secondary roads continued to be covered with water, mainly in the Salvo and Avon areas.
Schools in Dare County are closed, and students will have to attend classes on Saturday to make up the lost day.
Winds will run from 10-20mph, with a few gusts over 30 mph on the Outer Banks. There may still be some over wash on the Outer Banks through mid morning, but that should recede by midday.
Some of the Yesterday's peak wind gusts were:
Havelock 59 mph
Swan Quarter 54 mph
Beaufort 51 mph
Goldsboro 50 mph
Frisco 49 mph
Newport 48 mph
Rocky Mount 47 mph
Greenville Studio 47 mph
Washington 43 mph
Kenansville 43 mph
Greenville Airport 38 mph
Jacksonville 38 mph
Kinston 36 mph