Last ferry runs from Ocracoke Wednesday morning
The NC Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will suspend operations on the Hatteras Inlet route after tomorrow’s 8 a.m. ferry run from Ocracoke to Hatteras.
The division also will suspend ferry operations on Pamlico Sound after the 9:30 a.m. ferry run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter.
These will be the final ferries leaving Ocracoke until Hurricane Florence passes.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
- Ocracoke to Hatteras:
Today: 4:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.
Tomorrow: 5 a.m., 7 a.m., and 8 a.m.
- Ocracoke to Cedar Island:
Today: 9 p.m.
- Ocracoke to Swan Quarter:
Tomorrow: 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
As of 2 p.m. this afternoon, the North Carolina Ferry System had evacuated 1,582 people from Ocracoke on the 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. Re-entry restrictions will be decided by Hyde County Emergency Management.
For real-time updates, follow the Ferry Division on Twitter at @NCDOT_Ferry.
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