Coastal ferry operations ending at 5:00 p.m.

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 10:59 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 3:26 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation will soon be ending ferry service here in Eastern Carolina.

Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette said because of the approaching storm, coastal ferries will cease operations by 5:00 p.m.

Already ferries serving Ocracoke Island stopped their runs in the Pamlico Sound, while the Cherry Branch ferry across the Neuse River stopped service at 2:00 p.m.

Officials expect storm conditions to impact the ferry schedule on Tuesday as well.

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