N.C. ferry division to suspend service on most routes Thursday

Published 3:02 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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MANNS HARBOR – Due to anticipated impacts from Idalia, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be suspending service on most routes Thursday, Aug. 31.

“Safety is always our top priority,” said Interim Ferry Division Director Jed Dixon. “Between heavy rain, tropical storm-force winds, and extreme tidal conditions, we are suspending service to protect our passengers, employees and vessels.”

The status of N.C. Ferry routes for Thursday will be as follows:

  • Southport-Fort Fisher: Service suspended
  • Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach: Service suspended
  • Bayview-Aurora: Service suspended
  • Cedar Island-Ocracoke: Service suspended
  • Swan Quarter-Ocracoke: Service suspended
  • Hatteras-Ocracoke: Service suspended after the 4:30 a.m. departure from Ocracoke
  • Currituck-Knotts Island: Will assess conditions in the morning to determine if service is possible.

All suspended routes will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so. Passengers can receive real time text or email alerts from their preferred routes by signing up for the Ferry Information Notification System (FINS) at www.ncdot.gov/fins. System-wide route status updates will also be posted on the Ferry Division’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.