Oct. 7; 4:07 p.m.
Neither floods nor shut down ferries have prevented the mail from being delivered thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard. During the emergency on the Outer Banks that included no ferry service, the U.S. Coast Guard stationed on Hatteras Island stepped in to provide assistance.
Limited service today; full service returns Thursday
Ocracoke – NCDOT’s Ferry Division today announced it is resuming service on its Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes, with a limited schedule today followed by the resumption of full scheduled service on Thursday, October 8. Hyde County’s restrictions on visitor access to Ocracoke will also be lifted on Thursday at 7 a.m.
The schedule for today will be:
- 4 p.m. Ocracoke to Cedar Island
- 5 p.m. Swan Quarter to Ocracoke (residents, property owners, vendors, emergency personnel, and utility workers only)
- Drivers should continue to exercise caution on roads with standing water.
- Please read the following Public Safety Announcement from the Hyde County Health Department: