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Most ferry routes back in service after coastal storm

NCDOT's Ferry Division - Twitter

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division said Tuesday that several ferry routes that were suspended due to high winds during this weekend’s storm have resumed.  The Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry is currently operating on a one-boat schedule because a boat with mechanical issues is being repaired.  The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry resumed their regular schedule at 10 a.m. The ferries serving Ocracoke-Hatteras, Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter have reopened on the following regular schedules: 

  • Hatteras-Ocracoke: 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., midnight

  • Ocracoke-Hatteras: 4:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

  • Cedar Island-Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

  • Ocracoke-Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Swan Quarter-Ocracoke:  10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Ocracoke-Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.