Highway 12 remains closed due to overwash

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Portions of Highway 12 on the Outer Banks will remain closed Monday.

The Department of Transportation says Highway 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe is closed due to the impacts of a storm system along the coast. R

Ocean water breached the dunes during high tide Sunday morning and sent water rushing over the highway, forcing the roads to close to traffic.

Crews will continue their efforts to clear the highway of sand when conditions allow but Highway 12 could remain closed through Tuesday, according to NCDOT.

Drivers are asked to avoid travel on Highway 12 as it is extremely dangerous to travel through flooded roads. The DOT said to not go around or remove barricades because it is against the law.

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