Dare County Sheriff: All road passable but require caution

By on December 24, 2022


On the morning of Saturday, Dec. 24, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office shared this update on road conditions in the county.

  • On Colington Rd., there is sand on the road near Colington Pointe. Near Blue Crab Tavern and Billy’s Seafood there is a large amount of ice and slush on the road. Be cautious of ice in all areas that have flooded on Colington Road.
  • In the Manteo/Wanchese/Manns Harbor area, there is ice on the road near The Christmas Shop in Manteo as well as the other areas that flooded near there. Mashoes Road is flooded and there is black ice along the straightaways. The main roads throughout these areas are all clear and passable with possible icy conditions. Be cautious of ice in all areas that have seen flood waters.
  • On Hatteras Island, conditions remain the same as the previous update. NC 12 is still open as of now, however there is slush and ice in multiple places south of the Oregon Inlet Bridge on NC 12.

Please use extreme caution when traveling and be aware of black ice. All roads at this time are open and passable, however drivers need to be on high alert.




Notice of Public Auction

The public will take notice that the Dare County Tourism Board, at its meeting of October 20, 2022, adopted Resolution 2022-5 authorizing the sale of surplus personal property by public auction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023.

6708 S. Croatan Highway

Nags Head, NC 27959

10am: Back of the House Auction – Complete Commercial Kitchen

Partial List: True refrigerators and coolers, Hatco drawer warmers, Hobart mixer, Vulcan, 6 & 10 burner gas ovens/stoves, Vulcan 2 basket gas fryer, Vulcan 2-door oven, stainless prep tables, DCS 6 burner LPAS range & oven, Hobart dishwasher, pots & pans & more.

2pm: Front of the House Auction – Selling Everything in the Building + Architectural Salvage by room

Partial List: Antique ships wheel chandelier, Nautical & pirate decor, sword & pistol displays, polyword tables & chairs, ship models, nautical lanterns, art, commercial bar equipment, tables and chairs, NC decoys, fish mounts, signal cannon, architectural salvage, Several bars, pirate bar & more.

Preview 3/31: 11 AM – 5 PM & Auction Day starting @ 9am
Online Absentee Bidding Catalog Closes: 3/31 @ 8pm
Catalog + Thousands of photos @ SSAOBX.HIBID.COM
Island Auction Co. (252)489-5513 – Jason P. Humphries, Auctioneer NCAL #8423
Visa / MC / Cash / Good Check – NC Sales Tax, 15% Buyers Premium


  • Big Daddy

    Gotta suck being out there on Xmas Eve picking up debris when it’s freezing…thanks guys, go warm up

    Saturday, Dec 24 @ 4:02 pm
  • Jay

    As a Colington resident I hope NCDOT surveys the flooding on Colington Road that occurred during the storm. I know the road project is not complete. Lets make sure the engineers are getting it right.

    Dare County Sheriff thanks for the updates and please keep them coming for all OBX weather events.

    Sunday, Dec 25 @ 8:37 am