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UPDATE: Ferry To Hatteras Has Resumed

The state Transportation Department says ferry service providing a way home to Hatteras Island residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Irene has resumed.

The ferry between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe was temporarily shut down on Monday because of damage to a ramp.

But supervisor Keith Matthews said service resumed Tuesday morning.

Residents of Hatteras Island are being allowed to return home this week. Emergency officials had planned a staggered return by village but said Sunday that services and infrastructure had been repaired enough to allow all to return.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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The state Transportation Department says ferry service providing a way home to Hatteras Island residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Irene is scheduled to resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Ramp damage temporarily shut down the ferry and officials said on Sunday that an I-beam had to be brought to the site for the repair. A piece of heavy equipment being loaded onto the ferry damaged the ramp at Stumpy Point.

The ramp was damaged Sunday, the first day that all residents of Hatteras Island were allowed to return home. Emergency officials had planned a staggered return by village but said Sunday that services and infrastructure had been repaired enough to allow all to return.

The ferry runs between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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The state Transportation Department says ramp damage has temporarily shut down the ferry providing a way home to Hatteras Island residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Irene.

Dare County spokeswoman Dorothy Toolan said Sunday it could take up to 24 hours to repair the ramp. She says an I-beam must be brought to the site for the repair.

Toolan says a piece of heavy equipment being loaded onto the ferry damaged the ramp at Stumpy Point.

The ramp was damaged Sunday. Emergency officials had planned a staggered return by village but said Sunday that services and infrastructure had been repaired enough to allow all to return.

The ferry runs between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.

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More than a week after hurricane Irene made landfall on our coast, Hatteras Island residents are being allowed to return home starting Monday at noon.

Dare County officials say residents must present a valid driver's license, showing a local address for one of the Hatteras Island villages.

They also must have a special pass that's available from Dare County Social Services at county offices in Frisco and at community centers in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

The Ferry Division will operate multiple ferries today, but official warn residents that there may be long wait times and traffic may become congested.

The re-entry also applies to insurance adjusters and allows residents who stayed on the island, to leave for non-emergency reasons.


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