2010: Update: Overwash Closes Parts Of Highway 12

Update: Overwash from Hurricane Earl still causing problems on portions of Highway 12.

According to reports from the National Weather Service Friday morning, overwash has closed parts of Highway 12 at Mirlo and more than 8 inches of sound overwash in Frisco between Scotch Bonnet Marina and Frisco Marina has made the road in that area impassable.

There are also more reports of more than two feet of water across much of Hatteras Village. There is some minor overwash on Highway 12 at Kill Devil Hills, that roadway, however, is still open.

For you latest road condtions as Hurricane Earl moves north, stay with WITN and WITN.com

Previous story:

There are reports of overwash on Highway 12 on the Outer Banks and one viewer sent us the photo proof.

To see a larger view, click the photo tab. This is Highway 12 on Ocracoke.

Earlier today, crews were pushing the water and sand off the roadway on Hatteras.

As the storm bears down, those crews stopped work.

But the NC-DOT has equipment staged along the highway and are ready to deploy as soon as it is safe to do so.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Michael Location: Bonn on Sep 3, 2010 at 02:00 PM
    obx forever! Hope you can manage this. See you in Okrakoke coffee shop next summer for a cream cheese bagel... http://www.ocracokeisland.com/ocracoke_coffee.htm
  • by CiCi Location: Summerfield,NC on Sep 3, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    We DO appreciate the updates so thanks! For those of us visiting Hatteras in the next month, we ARE interested in Hwy. 12, overwash, anything OBX! No greater place in the world & we DO care.
  • by J. Williams Location: SWFL on Sep 2, 2010 at 09:34 PM
    Anonymous, why even bother to comment? I take you are just miserable and bored. So sad. Anyway, some people have interests there or are curious and appreciate the updates.
  • by Desiree Location: Albemarle Sound on Sep 2, 2010 at 08:09 PM
    I hate seeing this!!!! This Island is what makes me smile! Be safe Ocracoke!
  • by Anonymous Location: North carolina on Sep 2, 2010 at 06:48 PM
    oh my gosh I'm shocked this only happens what every time we get a storm

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 102116814 - witn.com/a?a=102116814
Gray Television, Inc.