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Monday afternoon update from NCDOT - N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe is still closed as sections of the Outer Banks road are covered with sand and water due to dune breaches and ocean overwash. Conditions remain poor on N.C. 12 and ocean overwash is continuing to inundate the road with water. N.C. Department of Transportation crews are assessing impacts and continuing to clear the road of sand caused by dune breaches between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet. Officials are not sure when it will be safe to reopen N.C. 12. The last winds from this weekend’s strong storm are forecast to exit the coast later today.  NCDOT will continue to provide updates on N.C. 12 as new information is available. 

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Mission Statement

Our water system personnel are dedicated to providing the community with safe, clean, healthy, fresh water for drinking and other purposes, 24 hours a day, for a reasonable cost.

Four of the five Dare County water plants are reverse osmosis facilities: Kill Devil Hills, Stumpy Point, Rodanthe and Frisco. The fifth is a fresh water softening plant on Roanoke Island. The five plants provide drinking water for all of the public water supplies from Sanderling to Hatteras Village, Roanoke Island and Stumpy Point.

The Dare County Water Department serves Avon, Buxton, Colington, Duck, Frisco, Hatteras, Kitty Hawk, Roanoke Island, Rodanthe, Salvo, Southern Shores, Stumpy Point, Wanchese, and Waves.