HARBOR - Service
on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route has been suspended due to high winds and
building seas caused by a winter storm on the North Carolina coast. The N.C.
Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is monitoring the
weather conditions and as soon as they improve enough to allow for safe travel
on the route, normal operations will resume.
weather conditions earlier in the day caused the cancellation of 14 scheduled
runs for the Cherry
Branch-Minnesott Beach route, although service is continuing this afternoon.
windy conditions could cause similar changes for other routes. Travelers who
have reservations or plans to use ferry routes are advised to check with the
departure terminal for up-to-date information. The phone numbers are:
- Ocracoke -(252)
- Cedar Island -(252)
- Swan Quarter -(252)
- Hatteras -(252)
- Cherry Branch -(252)
- Southport -(910)
- Fort Fisher -(910)
- Bayview-Aurora -
- Currituck-Knotts Island - (252) 232-2683
can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry
information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by
going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.