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UPDATE: Emergency Stumpy Point-Rodanthe ferry resumes operations

The N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division’s emergency route at Stumpy Point that was temporarily suspended today because of low tide resumed operations with a 5 p.m. departure from Stumpy Point and a 6 p.m. departure from Rodanthe.
The Ferry Division has been monitoring water levels all day and several hours ago sent a ferry out to check the channel. The regular 16 departure schedule will resume. However, everyone is reminded that because the channel is so narrow and shallow, there could still be problems as long as the winds continue blowing from the northeast.
The emergency ferry route schedule is:
  • Departing Stumpy Point at 12:30 a.m., 2 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.; and
  • Departing Rodanthe at midnight, 1:30 a.m., 3 a.m., 4:30 a.m., 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m..

The emergency ferries are available only to residents of Hatteras, non-resident property owners, insurance adjusters, critical personnel, vendors, and supply trucks.  Visitors are not allowed on the ferries.
Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter at

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