Hatteras update: N.C. 12 expected to be repaired by Thanksgiving

CREDIT: AP/Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot reports that N.C. 12, the only highway that links Hatteras Island to the mainland but was rendered impassable in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, is expected to be repaired by Thanksgiving -- this from Dare County officials.

Here's the nut graph, along with a link to the story, per the Pilot:

"An inspection of the Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet determined the bridge is safe for emergency vehicles but will need to be repaired before it opens to normal traffic, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a release. The department said it was working to award a contract to repair tension cables damaged during Sandy, which will happen before the rest of N.C. 12 is repaired."{ } { }