Weekend storm leaves some road cleanup to do

Published 10:55 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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On Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, NCDOT started cleaning up NC 12 from last weekend’s winter storm.

Look for one-lane closure while the dune at the S-curves is rebuilt. The sand will be trucked from the enormous dune at the northern end of Hatteras Island.

During the storm, which ran from Jan. 28 through Jan. 29, Pamlico Sound tide came up quickly in Hatteras village on Saturday.

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On Sunday morning, at Rodanthe’s Fair Haven United Methodist Church, grounds and roadway were flooded from Atlantic Ocean tide.

And on Sunday, Dare County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported ice on the sides of NC 12 and a few small spots on NC 12 from Buxton to Rodanthe and a small amount across both lanes at the S-curves. About a mile north of Pea Island Visitor Center, a large amount of ice covered both lanes of NC 12.

On Sunday morning, Jan. 30, the ferries on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route resumed service at 10 a.m.

Regarding snowfall, the National Weather Service is reporting three-tenths of an inch of snow in Duck and Manns Harbor and one-tenth at Whalebone Junction. A trace of snow was noticed on the Hatteras Island Fishing Pier and the Nags Head Fishing Pier.