Part of NC 12 washed away along Outer Banks

High surf and large waves combined to take out the beach road at Mile Post 4 in Kitty Hawk (images courtesy Sam Walker/Outer Banks Voice)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and officials with the Town of Kitty Hawk are evaluating the damage after a May Day storm ripped up about 100 yards of NC Hwy 12.

Pictures from Sam Walker with The Outer Banks Voice show how the road was undermined and collapsed in large chunks onto the beach below.

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Walker says the storm washed away a large section of sand dunes before taking out the road.

A much longer stretch of dune line and N.C. 12 in the same area was washed out by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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