NCDOT pre-positions equipment and staff
Published 10:02 pm Monday, August 3, 2020
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NCDOT pre-positioned equipment in preparation for recovery from Tropical Storm Isaias. These front-end loaders are parked on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Courtesy NCDOT
On Monday, Aug. 3, a NCDOT employee pushes sand back from the pavement at the s-curves north of Rodanthe in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Courtesy NCDOT
Preparation for Tropical Storm Isaias is underway. At the construction site for the new Rodanthe Bridge, cranes have been lowered. Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy photo
High spots in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo were filling up Monday afternoon. The parking lot with vehicles from North Carolina and other states is at St. Waves Plaza in Waves. Vehicles were also parked at the Dare County Beach Access in Rodanthe. Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy photo
In preparation for Hurricane Isaias, NCDOT has pre-positioned equipment in Kitty Hawk, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke.
In Kitty Hawk, one front-end loader is available.
In Pea Island, the department has three front-end loaders, a grader and a bulldozer in position to move sand.
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In Rodanthe, one front-end loader and one excavator are ready.
In Buxton, a front-end loader and back hoe are available.
On Ocracoke two front-end loaders, one grader and one bulldozer will attend to whatever Tropical Storm Isaias brings to that island’s roadway.
Employees to run these machines are housed in safe places by the department.
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