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Ferry Operations to be Suspended for Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach

Raleigh - Service on the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry route will be suspended after 6 p.m. due to anticipated high winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Hermine.

Ferries from Cherry Branch are now scheduled to depart at 4 and 4:30, with a final trip at 5:30 p.m. Departures from Minnesott Beach will be at 4:30, 5 and 6 p.m.

The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is monitoring weather conditions, and routes are expected to resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Similar rough conditions prompted suspension of ferry service between Southport and Fort Fisher at 2:30 p.m.

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM