Two more ferry routes now operational Tuesday, October 30, 2012




MANNS HARBOR — The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has resumed its normal schedule on the Bayview-Aurora and Currituck-Knotts Island routes this morning. The Southport-Fort Fisher and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach routes also remain on normal schedule.

At 11 a.m. today, there were two departures from Ocracoke to both Cedar Island and Swan Quarter. A return to a normal Pamlico Sound schedule should be determined later today.

Assessments are being conducted along the Hatteras-Ocracoke route and the emergency route from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe. Once the routes are determined to be safe, a schedule will be announced.

Travelers are encouraged to call each ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.

Real-time travel information is available by calling 511, online at www.ncdot.gov/travel or www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.

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