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Storm shuts down parts of NC 12 in the Outer Banks 

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 15:38:10-05

All day long in Kitty Hawk, cars braved the salt water and sand that coated stretches of Highway 12. The overwash came after high winds, waves, and rain hit the Outer Banks last night.

“All night long, constant winds against the cottage, and rain,” local Craig Whitby told NewsChannel 3.

Not only did the road flood, but the dunes and sand bags that are supposed to protect the highway near the Black Pelican were also damaged.

The road used to be crumbled and torn a part.

NCDOT crews recently made yet another repair to fix it. They put more sandbags and dunes into place.

Yesterday’s storm still took a small toll.

However, Kitty Hawk Mayor Gary Perry is thankful the highway once again wasn’t ripped a part.

“We would have had more overwash if the state wouldn’t have done what they did. The road would have probably been washed out.”

It’s not only Kitty Hawk, all schools on Hatteras Island were closed today because of flooded roads.