N Carolina ferry routes to shut down as storm approaches

October 10, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several ferry routes in North Carolina will shut down operations as Hurricane Michael is expected to enter the state with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain.

State officials said in a news release that several ferries will make one round trip Thursday morning.

The ferries between Ocracoke and Cedar Island will make runs at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., while the Ocracoke to Swan Quarter ferry will make a run at 7 a.m. and return to Ocracoke at 10 a.m.

Officials with the North Carolina Ferry Division will announce when the ferries will resume operations.