12:00 P.M. UPDATE: The Ocracoke-mainland routes, (Cedar Island and Swan Quarter), have resumed normal ferry operations as of noon on Wednesday.
Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have resumed for Wednesday starting with the 9:00 a.m. departure from Hatteras and the 11:00 a.m. departure from Ocracoke, per an update from the North Carolina Ferry System.
Ferry service was suspended on Tuesday morning, February 6, due to high winds and inclement weather. Wednesday morning crossings for the Ocracoke-mainland routes, (Cedar Island and Swan Quarter), have been canceled.
Ocean overwash affected N.C. Highway 12 on northern Ocracoke Island with Wednesday’s 4:45 a.m. high tide, and while the highway is passable, some sand and saltwater remain on the roadway. Travelers are advised to use caution and to make room for North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) crews as they work to clear the road.
To get notified of ferry delays or cancellations, sign up for text and email alerts via the N.C. Ferry System’s FINS system: www.ncdot.gov/fins. Users will get notified of any schedule changes directly from the terminal, and can unsubscribe at any time.
The public can also see updates on all Hatteras and Ocracoke ferry operations via the Ferry Division’s social media accounts at https://twitter.com/NCFerryHatteras/ and https://twitter.com/ncferrypamsound/.