Officials say travelers using the Hatteras-to-Ocracoke ferry route could face delays due to extreme shoaling in the channel between the two islands.
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division says it's having to use smaller vessels because of the channel depth. Depending on the tide, DOT may have to delay a crossing or take a smaller load of vehicles.
The shoaling in the Hatteras Inlet channel began after Hurricane Irene and officials say it's gotten progressively worse. The Ferry Division is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resolve the problem.
Travelers can call the Hatteras terminal at 252-986-2353 for updates or sign-up to receive messages on Twitter.
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