Emergency contract for Ocracoke sandbag repairs awarded

OCRACOKE, N.C. (WITN) – An emergency contract has been awarded to replace storm-damaged sandbags on Ocracoke Island.

The Department of Transportation says Barnhill Contracting of Rocky Mount was given the contract to replace nearly 800 sandbags along Highway 12.

The sandbags were damaged from recent storms.

Work is scheduled to begin next Monday and there will be lane closures during the restoration process.