The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is reducing the total number of runs each day at the Stumpy Point-Rodanthe emergency route from nine to eight from each side. The change is to reduce costs and is effective Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The eliminated runs are those with the least amount of traffic and include the 8 p.m. departure from Stumpy Point and the 11 p.m. departure from Rodanthe. Those who use the emergency route are reminded to be patient, as priority status is still in effect.
Suppliers and repair trucks have priority at all times. Hatteras Island residents have priority Monday through Friday.
The Stumpy Point-Rodanthe schedule will be as follows:
•Departing Stumpy Point at 6 a.m., 8, 10, noon, 2 p.m., 4, 6 and 10 p.m.
•Departing Rodanthe at 7 a.m., 9, 11, 1 p.m., 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
The N.C. Ferry Division will reinstate these runs should travel demand warrant.
Emergency ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry and on Facebook NCDOT NC 12 page.