Manns Harbor - The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division has received conditional approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to resume service to and from Ocracoke Island for first responders only. Service was suspended due to hazardous conditions caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The schedule for service on Monday, Oct. 10 is as follows:
1 p.m. Swan Quarter to Ocracoke
1 p.m. Cedar Island to Ocracoke
1 p.m. Ocracoke to Cedar Island
4 p.m. Cedar Island to Ocracoke
4 p.m. Ocracoke to Cedar Island
Crews are currently conducting test runs on the Hatteras Inlet route to Ocracoke.
Full passenger service remains suspended until the Ferry Division receives full permission from the Coast Guard. Once approved, service will resume under the guidelines of Hyde County's re-entry protocols.
For real-time updates, follow the Ferry Division on Twitter at @NCDOT_Ferry.