Nor’easter Could Disrupt Emergency Ferry Route Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The N.C. Department of Transportation is closely monitoring a Nor’easter that is predicted to bring heavy rain, wind and the potential for flooding to the Outer Banks on Wednesday. The storm could possibly disrupt service on the emergency ferry route, which is currently running between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.

NCDOT is informing emergency ferry passengers now of the potential service disruptions, so they can plan accordingly. The department will alert the public to any ferry schedule changes via news releases, Twitter, Facebook and the Ferry Division website.

If the weather system brings strong northeasterly winds to the area, they could push water out of the sound, making it too shallow to cross. NCDOT will continue its scheduled 10 daily runs from each side unless conditions deteriorate to the point where the Ferry Division must suspend service to ensure safety.

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