Four-wheel Drive Access on N.C. 12 Reopens Thursday, December 13, 2012

RALEIGH – Four-wheel drive access on Pea Island along N.C. 12 reopened about about 11:30 this morning, after is  overwash on the roadway caused by high tide closed it earlier in the day. Water receded enough to allow four-wheeled drive traffic back on the road. Caution should be used when crossing the access route.
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(Editor’s note: To view images of hurricane recovery efforts along the Outer Banks, visit the NCDOT Flickr page at


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