Manns Harbor - Due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will suspend operations on the Hatteras Inlet route after an 8 a.m. departure from Ocracoke to Hatteras on Saturday, Oct. 8. This will be the final ferry leaving Ocracoke until the storm passes.
So far, the North Carolina Ferry System has evacuated 1,362 people from Ocracoke on Hatteras, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes.
Ferry Division managers will monitor weather conditions and resume service as soon as it is safe to do so.
For real-time updates, follow the Ferry Division on Twitter at @NCDOT_Ferry