Updated: Sunday, 10 Mar 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 10 Mar 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — The only highway to Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks has reopened after sand and seawater washed over it from a coastal storm.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said N.C. Highway 12 was closed for about 18 hours from the Bonner Bridge to Rodanthe as a nor'easter pushed seawater and sand on to parts of the two-lane highway. Engineers reopened the road around 2 p.m. Sunday.
The over wash was in the same area that was torn up by Superstorm Sandy in October. The highway was closed for nearly two months to repair that damage.
Officials say sand and water also washed over the highway on Ocracoke Island, but it was never closed.
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