That Would Suck!
Charles L submitted this photo of a van victimized by the ocean last weekend as Noel passed by the OBX. Rt 12 on Pea Island was completely shut down most of the day last Saturday. Tuesday when I drove down there to catch the session at Ego, road crews were continuously moving sand at spots near S-Turns north of Rodanthe, and the overwash area south of Oregon Inlet. I guess it will be a battle against water and sand for the foreseeable future along those stretches of Rt 12.
A few words of advice:
- if you have an "expensive" vehicle, do not drive south of Nags Head during times of strong NE winds and high tide
- if you drive on the beach, avoid driving though flowing ocean water, or tidal streams. I have recently seen beach drivers doing this, and heard of a close call at the Point in Buxton, and the loss of an late model heavy duty pickup that was literally swept out to sea!