Work continues on NC Highway 12 after nor’easter


In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 file photo, a damaged home tilts to one side along the beach in the Belle Harbor section of the borough of Queens, New York, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press/Craig Ruttle)

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation are looking at the impacts of the nor’easter on parts of N.C. Highway 12 that were already damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The department said Thursday there is overwash on N.C. 12 in Kitty Hawk, but it’s not stopping crews from moving and placing sand along the ocean side of the highway to rebuild the dune that was destroyed by Sandy.

Workers are also removing pavement damaged during both storms from the roadway.

On Pea Island, the department said the nor’easter didn’t hamper repairs to tension cables on the deck of the Bonner Bridge, but it has washed sand and water onto N.C. 12 at the temporary bridge.

As the water recedes, crews will continue work to rebuild the highway approaching the bridge.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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