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NC Highway 12 closed south of Oregon Inlet

Posted February 8, 2013

— Officials in Dare County closed N.C. Highway 12 to cars at Oregon Inlet Friday morning due to water in the roadway in the Mirlo Beach area.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and Dare County deputies are working checkpoints on N.C. 12, and there have been reports of as much as 2 feet of water on the roadway.

It wasn't clear when the road would be reopened.

No other information was released.

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  • shaggingsenior Feb 8, 2013

    It is the choice of those who want to pay the high insurance rates, I don't have a choice when the state uses my tax dollars to keep repairing a road I don't travel. People in Raleigh have to pay a toll to get back and forth to work, yet we keep fixing Hwy 12 so people can travel on for free. I think the finest place (not plance)on earth is Topsail Island and there is a high rise bridge to get you on and off the island.

  • btneast Feb 8, 2013

    BUT, you are fighting a battle you won't win. The Dynamics of the outer banks and shifting sands coupled w/future searise, pretty much spells out that their lives and properties are going to change.......

    Well, folks have been living there since the days of Blackbeard and it hasn't shifted out from underneath them yet.....

  • donnied19522 Feb 8, 2013

    I love the outer banks and want NC to do all it can to keep the roads open for the people that live there and the visitors. they pay an enomorus amount of taxes and high insurance rates and deserve to at the very least be able to have access to their property and loved ones.

    There is no finer plance on earth.

  • abaugh Feb 8, 2013

    Nature should be allowed to take its course. Ferry service between Ocracoke, Hatteras, and Kill Devils Hills would be the connections. Sorry but that is part of life on a moving island!

  • samjwebb Feb 8, 2013

    I'm tired of my tax money being spent for these barrier islands. The ocean is reclaiming and you can't stop its progression. I'm sorry people are losing their beach houses but we are wasting money on a project that is not going to change anything.

  • wildpig777 Feb 8, 2013

    my tax dollas go towards improving your quality of life and in many cases --your bizness on the outher banks by maintaing a lost cause-- hi way 12--

    and i'm opposed to that. outer banks are nottin but a tax dolla sponge.

  • Lou Epstien Feb 8, 2013

    Either no sense or jealousy that someone worked hard enough to have a home there.
    ncouterbanks69

    Well said.....jealousy.....period!

  • outdoor592000 Feb 8, 2013

    I am sorry, love the outer banks and have respect for the people that live out there year round, and there is a mix,some well off, alot not so, and they work there. BUT, you are fighting a battle you won't win. The Dynamics of the outer banks and shifting sands coupled w/future searise, pretty much spells out that their lives and properties are going to change.............no matter how much money we throw at it.

  • fisherphil Feb 8, 2013

    northern dare county can handle the tourists and jobs, the island below the bridge in mostly uninhabited National park. Quit wasting millions to provide a highway that keeps washing away. provide a ferry for those who wish to remain, and do not allow homes to be rebuilt once they fall into the ocean. simple

  • fisherphil Feb 8, 2013

    Crabtree mall doesn't flood every month, the Mall is privately funded, not state tax, the mall is not prime habitat for endangered species. The islands are eroding away due to natural process, stop messing with nature. Those people can move, like the ones from portsmith island did

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