Surf washes out NC 12 in Kitty Hawk

Posted May 4, 2015

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— Waves of up to eight feet washed sand over N.C. Highway 12 in Kitty Hawk over the weekend, knocking out about 100 yards of pavement, according to a report in The Outer Banks Voice.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation posted a notice online that NC-12 between White and Lindbergh avenues would be closed until about midday on Wednesday. A detour was posted to direct traffic.

The same area was washed out in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy.


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  • Mike C May 4, 2015
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    And our tax dollars will pay to have it repaired once again!

  • Jonathan Barnes May 4, 2015
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    This is not the section of 12 that you are thinking about. This is in Kitty Hawk and the road here will typically just get covered with sand during a really bad storm, but very rarely washes out. But yeah, the section of 12 in Rodanthe definitely needs a more long term solution; it's just not as simple as throwing up a pontoon bridge.

  • Sean Creasy May 4, 2015
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    I am at a loss to understand why the Corp. Of Engineers hasn't turned this whole section of highway into a continuous pontoon bridge and be done with it once and for all.. I guess that would be too easy and not cost as much as rebuilding it over and over... Silly me...