October 10, 2018

North Carolina Coastal Ferries Revising Schedule
Tomorrow to Prepare for Hurricane Michael

Several of North Carolina’s coastal ferries will make one round trip Thursday morning before temporarily shutting down operations to prepare for the arrival of remnants from Hurricane Michael.

For the safety of passengers and ferry crews, the state’s ferries do not run during potentially unsafe weather conditions.

Remnants of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Fla., at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, are expected to bring heavy rainfall and damaging winds (30-40 mph) to central and eastern North Carolina late Wednesday and all day Thursday.   

The ferries between Ocracoke, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter will run on the following schedules Thursday morning:
  • Cedar Island-to-Ocracoke Ferry will make runs at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocracoke-to-Cedar Island Ferry will make runs at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocracoke-to-Swan Quarter Ferry will make a run at 7 a.m. and then return to Ocracoke at 10 a.m.
After completing their runs, the ferries will be secured at their respective terminals until the storm passes. Officials with the North Carolina Ferry Division will announce when the ferries will resume operations.
Passengers can check on the status of the ferry route they want to use by contacting one of the ferry stations for that route on the NCDOT Ferry website.

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