There is new information about ferry service in the wake of this morning's fireworks explosion on Ocracoke Island.
The following information was released by the NC Ferry Division just after 2:00 p.m.
The routes from Ocracoke to Cedar Island and Ocracoke to Swan Quarter were shut down today at approximately 8:50 a.m. following ferry security protocol. All runs in and out of Ocracoke were immediately suspended following the explosion of a fireworks truck situated beside the ferry’s welcome center.
Once clearance is received from Homeland Security, the ferry will resume operations to and from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter. The hours will be extended to accommodate all travelers who had reservations and those in the stand-by lanes.
The Hatteras to Ocracoke route is open and operating on its normal schedule.