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Strong Winds and Rough Seas Suspend Operations of the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Route

MANNS 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.

Similar 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.

The 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) 928-1665
  • Cedar Island -(252) 225-7411
  • Swan Quarter -(252) 926-6021
  • Hatteras -(252) 986-2353
  • Cherry Branch -(252) 447-1055
  • Southport -(910) 457-6942
  • Fort Fisher -(910) 458-3329
  • Bayview-Aurora - (252) 964-4521
  • Currituck-Knotts Island - (252) 232-2683

Travelers 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


2/19/2018 7:51 AM