D.O.T. Prepares For Hurricane Bill

The Department of Transportation says it's getting ready for Hurricane Bill.

While the hurricane is not expected to reach the coast, forecasts show it could cause high tides and over wash on roads like Highway 12.

The D.O.T. says it has put coastal crews on standby and has moved heavy equipment to flood-prone areas in Dare County. If necessary crews can use front-end loaders, motor graders and bulldozers to push sand off the roads and help drain standing water.

For updates on road conditions and ferry updates, you can call 511.

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  • by OBX'R Location: Dare County, NC on Aug 21, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    I'll tell you why Randy, pretty much what Tim said..... Dare County NC generates THE MOST TAX REVENUE in the State of NC. Out of 100 counties, Dare is usually #1. The amount of money made on that island all the way up to Currituck probably trumps any revenue in Greenville. I pay Dare County taxes and they arent cheap. As I remember, after Hurricane Fran, Dare County bailed out Wake County with all their storm damage as well as a few others. If Highway 12 gets washed away for the 10,000'th time, its well worth it to rebuild it over and over and if the state wouldnt do it, someone else would. That island isn't unfit to live, it held some of the first inhabitants of this state plus it probably generates a good portion of the seafood you put in your mouth if you eat at a non-chain restaurant. So, bottom line, be glad Dare County and Highway 12 live on storm after storm. It is in fact probably one of the most beautiful parts of the eastern seaboard of the US.
  • by Tim Location: Wilmar on Aug 21, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    I will tell you why Randy, because the dollars generated at the other end of it pay enough taxes to cover any repair that is ever made on it not to mention put groceries in the mouths of a mass of the kool aid constituency from greenville east. They pay enough in taxes down there to more than cover the repairs. I am sorry to be so blunt, but you being from greenville is what did it. The emerald city where the most tax dollars in this state are pee peed away on BS projects. Want examples, NOT fixing 43, but working on Firetower long enough to run people out of business, and we will not even get started on whats wasted on welfare in greenville. IF half of what could work in greenville would and pay taxes instead of being a burden, an elevated highway could be built over highway 12. (and firetower would have REALLY been finished ahead of schedule). That Island will never disappear. Why you don't like it, mommy and daddy didn't take you there when you were litte? Whats up with that?
  • by Randy Location: Greenville on Aug 21, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    Can someone please tell me why we keep rebuilding hwy 12? Why do they just not declare the island unfit to live? Everyone in the state has to keep paying for the handful of people to continue to live on an island that will eventually disappear.
  • by JT on Aug 21, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    Apparently the guy who spelled "MERDGE" at the school, is typing your headlines. "Fore"?
  • by jd Location: enc on Aug 21, 2009 at 12:38 PM
    Fore???? are we talking golf?

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