Parts Of Highway 12 At The Outer Banks Closed Indefinitely

5:22 PM, Nov 14, 2009   |    comments
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Outer Banks-- Rough surf along North Carolina's Outer Banks continues to push water across NC Highway 12 at Rodanthe, prompting the NC Department of Transportation to keep this section of road closed for the time being.

Even at low tide, waves are washing across the highway. Some pavement has been washed away and will need to be replaced. NCDOT engineers will have a better assessment of the extent of damage to the pavement once the surf dies down.

NC Hwy 12 is open on Pea Island north of Rodanthe, as well as on Ocracoke Island.

High water has also closed off parts of Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. NCDOT is assisting Kitty Hawk crews in pumping water off the road. Traffic is open on N.C. 158.

Other ways for travelers to find out about road conditions, call 511, the state's toll-free travel information line or click here to visit the NCDOT Traveler Information.

For further information on ferry operations, visit or call 1-800-293-3779 (1-800-BY-FERRY).

NCDOT also offers travel information on Twitter, a free social-networking Web site. Citizens can get brief updates, or "tweets," for 16 different routes or regions of the state, including the coast and the state's ferry system. Click on Twitter, to see all the twitter options NCDOT offers and information on how to sign up for a Twitter account.

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