Dare County NC Hwy. 12 closure continues due to ocean overwash

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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) — The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a highway closure due to ocean overwash.

Around 9 am Sunday morning, the NCDOT closed NC Highway 12 at Mirlo Beach due to overwash coming through the north end of Buxton by the Cape Hatteras Motel. Officials say the area is expected to get worse with high tide.

According to the NC Department of Transportation, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will continue their efforts to clear N.C. 12 of sand, when conditions allow. N.C. 12 could remain closed through Tuesday as crews must clear the highway and rebuild the washed out dunes that protect it.

Dare County Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to continue monitoring road conditions before heading out in that area.

For real-time travel information visit DriveNC.gov

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