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All Ashore Who're Going Ashore
Ferry Division Announces Final Evacuation Schedules From Ocracoke: All Ocracoke routes to suspend service starting Wednesday morning.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will suspend operations on the Hatteras Inlet route after tomorrow’s 8 a.m. ferry run from Ocracoke to Hatteras. 

The division also will suspend ferry operations on Pamlico Sound after the 9:30 a.m. ferry run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter. 

These will be the final ferries leaving Ocracoke until Hurricane Florence passes.

The remaining schedule is as follows:

  • Ocracoke to Hatteras:
    Wednesday: 5 a.m., 7 a.m., and 8 a.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter:
    Wednesday: 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the North Carolina Ferry System had evacuated 1,582 people from Ocracoke on the Hatteras, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes.

Ferry Division managers will monitor weather conditions and resume service as soon as it is safe to do so. Re-entry restrictions will be decided by Hyde County Emergency Management.

For real-time updates, follow the Ferry Division on Twitter at @NCDOT_Ferry.

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