Some Ocracoke ferry routes canceled due to high winds

Published 8:33 am Saturday, November 6, 2021

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Ferry departures for the Ocracoke-Swan Quarter and Ocracoke-Cedar Island routes have been canceled Saturday, November 6 due to high winds that have made travel unsafe in the Pamlico Sound.

The following departures have been canceled:

  • Ocracoke-Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke-Cedar Island: 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

“The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry routes are on schedule. However, that ferry and other routes could be canceled later today, due to the strong coastal storm forecast this weekend,” stated a press release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Some routes had also been canceled Friday.

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A coastal storm packing strong winds and localized heavy rainfall is forecast to impact coastal North Carolina with greatest impacts anticipated between Saturday night and Monday morning.

Ferry officials recorded sustained winds of 35 mph in the Pamlico Sound Saturday morning.

NCDOT advises travelers wishing to use a ferry to check NCDOT on social media for updates.