Ferry System adjusting Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule

OCRACOKE, NC (WITN) The North Carolina Ferry System is adjusting its Hatteras-Ocracoke Silver Lake schedule to help with the repaving of N.C. Highway 12.

The Department of Transportation says that beginning at 10:00 p.m. November 7th, departure from Hatteras to Ocracoke-Silver Lake and the 12:30 a.m. return trip will be suspended.

No changes will be made to the Swan Quarter, Cedar Island, or Ocracoke-South dock routes.

The state DOT is working to rebuild about 1,000 feet of NC 12 that was damaged during Hurricane Dorian in early September.

The department expects to reopen the highway to traffic on or before the Thanksgiving holiday.

For now, Ocracoke remains open only to residents, non-resident property owners and personnel approved by Hyde County Emergency Management.