DOT closes roads and ferry routes for flooding

Posted November 13, 2009 6:24 p.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2009 11:23 p.m. EST

— North Carolina officials have closed several roads and ferry routes along the coast due to heavy flooding left by Tropical Storm Ida.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Saturday that high waters and downed trees have caused heavy flooding in coastal counties. Some ferry routes have been suspended due to unsafe water levels and impassible roads.

Rough surf along the Outer Banks continues to push water across two-lane N.C. 12 at Rodanthe, prompting officials to keep this section of the road closed.

N.C. 12 is open on Pea Island north of Rodanthe, as well as on Ocracoke Island.

High water has also closed off parts of Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. The DOT is assisting Kitty Hawk crews in pumping water off the road. Traffic is open on N.C. 158.

To find out about road conditions, call 511, the state’s toll-free travel information line, or visit the DOT's Web site.

For further information on ferry operations, call 1-800-293-3779 (1-800-BY-FERRY).