NCDOT makes initial assessments of NC 12 on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands

Published 9:10 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

Engineers from the North Carolina Department of Transportation have made some initial assessments of hurricane damage to NC 12 on both Ocracoke and Hatteras islands.

According to information from NCDOT, there are two 500 foot sections of road in the condition shown above. “Obviously, these will take some serious repair work,” continued the statement.

On Hatteras, NCDOT reports better news. While there is a lot of sand and standing water in some places, as well as a few dune breaches, they say initial assessments reveal no apparent damage to the roadway. For now, travel on NC 12 on Hatteras Island is hazardous, but NCDOT crews will be out first thing Saturday morning, September 7, working hard on it.

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“Please be drive with extreme caution when there are people and equipment in the roadway, and as always, never drive into floodwaters,” said the release.



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