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Roads On Outer Banks Remain Closed After Storm

While Hurricane Sandy did not deliver a direct hit along the Eastern North Carolina coast, some roadways are still closed as crews continue to sort through the mess the storm left behind.

Dare County officials said Tuesday morning that Highway 12 on Hatteras Island remains closed after ocean overwash.

The 158 Bypass in Kitty Hawk is closed near Milepost 4. Officials said all traffic is being rerouted through neighborhoods that are west of the highway. On Monday, one section of Highway 158 was flooded over. Emergency crews said at one point ,water levels rose to two feet along the highway.

In addition, patches of Highway 12, Beach Road, in the northern beach towns remains closed.

Ferry Service from Hatteras to Ocracoke continues to be suspended. State officials said it will resume once conditions are deemed safe.

Dare County offices will be closed Tuesday.



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Hurricane Sandy is past Eastern Carolina but it's still having plenty of impacts on the beach communities.

In Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks Monday a section of Highway 158 was almost completely flooded over.

Dare County Emergency Management told us at its height, flood waters reached two feet on the highway.

Jason Dawson says he travels on Highway 158 every single day, and can't believe Sandy impacted the community this much without directly passing through it.

The next update on flooding conditions in Dare County is expected at 9:30 Tuesday morning.


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