NCDOT suspends Ocracoke, Currituck ferries due to high winds

RALEIGH (AP) — Transportation officials have suspended ferry runs on the North Carolina coast because of high winds.

The N.C. Department of Transportation said on its social media pages that the Pamlico Sound runs between Ocracoke and ports at Swan Quarter and Cedar Island were suspended for the day on Tuesday.

In addition, the department also suspended the Ocracoke-to-Hatteras route. On Tuesday, the 9 a.m. ferry was the last to leave Hatteras for Ocracoke. Service was suspended on Currituck Sound. The 3:45 p.m. ferry from Currituck did not run.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Outer Banks effective until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were reported along the coast Tuesday.

Travelers are being advised to call their local terminals for additional information.

The Coastland Times staff added to this Associated Press article.

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