Part of Highway 12 closed due to high water

Deputy Cliff Tice of the Dare County Sheriff's Department walks down damaged and impassable NC 12 leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. North Carolina Transportation Department spokeswoman Greer Beaty said the highway was closed Tuesday until crews inspect the road. (AP FILE photo)

Deputy Cliff Tice of the Dare County Sheriff's Department walks down damaged and impassable NC 12 leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. North Carolina Transportation Department spokeswoman Greer Beaty said the highway was closed Tuesday until crews inspect the road. (AP FILE photo)

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Part of the N.C. 12 on the Outer Banks remains closed because of high water.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported 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 over-wash of the road north of Mirlo Beach.

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

Hurricane Sandy and last week’s nor’easter both caused damage to the road. It was just opened to four-wheel-drive traffic Saturday.

This article was provided by The Associated Press.  (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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