Several ferry operations suspended due to storm impacts

Published 9:09 am Sunday, November 7, 2021

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Several coastal ferry operations have been suspended Sunday, November 7, including ferries to and from Ocracoke, due to impacts from a coastal storm, stated a press release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The ferries that run between Ocracoke, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter have been suspended for the day due to high winds along the coast. Ferries between Ocracoke and Hatteras have been suspended until further notice.

The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry operations have also been suspended until further notice due to the storm, which created water levels that are too low to operate. Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry operations are suspended due to elevated water levels and high winds.

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Other coastal ferries are running on their regular schedules, according to NCDOT.

The storm lingering over coastal North Carolina is forecast to bring sustained winds up to 35 mph and heavy rainfall through tomorrow morning.

Ferry operating schedules could change as weather conditions change. For operating schedules, check NCDOT on social media or call 252-996-6000.