Mechanical problems to the Cedar Island-Ocracoke Ferry are causing some changes in the schedule.
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an abbreviated schedule Thursday through possibly Monday.
The amended schedule is as follows: Departure times from Cedar Island will be 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Departure times from Ocracoke will be 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
If you have a reservation that will be affected, you can call 1-800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and press 2 for assistance.
The changes are necessary because the motor vessel Carteret has a pump problem that must be repaired.