Dangerous Road Conditions Expected Through Sunday Evening With Continued High Winds, Significant Flooding and Rain
The most recent forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that high winds reaching near hurricane force, significant flooding, and rain will continue through early Sunday evening and create dangerous conditions. Soundside flooding will continue until winds subside later today. Everyone is advised to remain indoors and do not attempt to drive until conditions improve.
Overnight, flooding has caused dangerous road conditions prompting the closure of roads throughout Dare County, including Highway 12 from the intersection at NC 1243 (Bodie Island) south to Rodanthe and portions of Highway 12 from Southern Shores to Duck. Other closures included portions of Gull Street in Nags Head, some roadways in downtown Manteo, and portions of Colington Road and Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills.
For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12. For updated information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968.
To report power outages:
Dominion North Carolina Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or Dom.com
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative 1-866-511-9862
Tideland Electric 1-800-637-1079 or 252-943-3046
Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visit www.darenc.com for updated information.