High winds, low tides cause ferry route changes

Flooding at Cherry Branch Ferry Terminal from NCDOT

Flooding at Cherry Branch Ferry Terminal from NCDOTManns Harbor – Strong, gusty winds and low tides have forced the N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division to cut back on the number of runs today, March 6, for the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach route.

Seven runs from each side are being cancelled.

When is high tide?

The revised schedule is as follows:

From Cherry Branch

9:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
5:25 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
9:15 p.m.
10:15 p.m.
11:45 p.m.

From Minnesott Beach

10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
8:45 p.m.
9:45 p.m.
10:45 p.m.
12:15 a.m.

The windy conditions could cause changes in other routes.

Travelers who have reservations or plans to use ferry routes are advised to check with the departure terminal for up-to-date information.

The phone numbers are:

• Ocracoke – (252) 928-1665
• Cedar Island – (252) 225-7411
• Swan Quarter – (252) 926-6021
• Hatteras – (252) 986-2353
• Cherry Branch – (252) 447-1055
• Southport – (910) 457-6942
• Fort Fisher – (910) 458-3329
• Bayview-Aurora – (252) 964-4521
• Currituck-Knotts Island – (252) 232-2683

Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to http://www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.

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