RALEIGH — Travelers using the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will encounter suspensions due to extreme high winds caused by a winter storm today, tonight and tomorrow.
Winds of 40 miles per hour sustained, gusting to 50 mph, coupled with shallow water depth at the inlet, are making conditions such that it is unsafe to cross. Operations are currently suspended at this time.
The Pamlico Sound routes from Swan Quarter and Cedar Island to Ocracoke could also suspend operations due to the high winds. Information about closures, if they occur, will be posted to Twitter and recorded on the 800-BY-FERRY number, weather information option 1.
For up-to-date status on the situation at Hatteras and other routes, travelers can sign-up to receive messages on Twitter by going to http://www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry or call the Hatteras terminal at 252-986-2353 for updates.