Dare County Roads Report

Press Release

From Dare County Emergency Management:

Impacts from soundside flooding overnight were less than anticipated allowing most roads in Dare County to remain open; however, the following roads remain closed due to impacts from ocean overwash:

  • Highway 12 on Hatteras Island remains closed.
  • The 158 Bypass in Kitty Hawk is closed near Milepost 4; however, all traffic is being rerouted through neighborhoods west of the highway.
  • There are areas of Highway 12 (Beach Road) in northern beach towns that remain closed.

Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution, avoid standing water, and stay out of all barricaded areas.  Avoid travel through Bypass in Kitty Hawk, if possible.

All visitors are asked to confirm reservations with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area.

Dare County Emergency Management advises that Dare MedFlight is operational and available for emergency medical evacuations, including Hatteras Island.

Damage assessment teams are in the field today to survey the effects of the storm.

Repair crews are working to correct the following service problems caused by Hurricane Sandy –

  • NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, south of Oregon Inlet, remains closed due to sand and water on the roadway.  NCDOT crews continue to work clearing sand and water and to assess damage to determine work needed to make repairs and reopen roadways.
  • Ferry Service from Hatteras to Ocracoke continues to be suspended.  Operations will return to normal as soon as NCDOT determines that conditions are safe.




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