NCDOT announces final evacuation schedules from Ocracoke

[NCDOT Ferry Division photo]

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will suspend emergency evacuation operations from Ocracoke after tomorrow’s 10:30 a.m. departure from Ocracoke to Hatteras.

This will be the final ferry leaving Ocracoke until Tropical Storm Isaias passes.

The division will suspend ferry operations on Pamlico Sound today after the 1:30 p.m. ferry run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter.

The remaining evacuation schedule is as follows:

Ocracoke to Hatteras:
Today: 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight

Monday: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

As of noon today, the North Carolina Ferry System had evacuated 1,580 vehicles and 3,335 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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