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Part of NC 12 closed by high water

Posted November 14, 2012 10:38 a.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2012 11:22 a.m. EST

— Parts of N.C. Highway 12 on the Outer Banks remains closed because of high water.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported (http://bit.ly/W7ktyd) the Dare County Sheriff's Office says the road from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe was closed about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies said Wednesday there was significant overwash of the road north of Mirlo Beach.

The road was also closed on Pea Island because of overwash, state transportation officials said.

Hurricane Sandy and last week's nor'easter both caused damage to the road. It had been opened to four-wheel-drive traffic Saturday. Authorities said they will permit four-wheel drives again once they determine it is safe.

The ferry from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe is continuing as scheduled. Extra ferries have been added from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke.