Windy conditions early this week will make for rocky ferry rides. Travelers can now get route-specific ferry info on Twitter. Photo: C. Leinbach

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MANNS HARBOR –The North Carolina Ferry System has created six new Twitter feeds that deliver real-time route-specific information on conditions and schedule delays or cancellations.

The six new feeds are as follows:
Currituck-Knotts Island: @NCFerryCTuck
Hatteras-Ocracoke: @NCFerryHatteras
Cedar Island-Ocracoke & Swan Quarter-Ocracoke: @NCFerryPamSound
Bayview-Aurora: @NCFerryPamRiver
Cherry Brach-Minnesott Beach: @NCFerryCHBranch
Southport-Fort Fisher: @NCFerrySPort

The main ferry feed at @NCDOT_Ferry will continue to post system-wide news and items of interest.

A cold front rolling through on Sunday pulled in colder air and sent temperatures overnight into the low 40s.

Sunshine returns partly Monday, with highs around 61, lows at 47, with winds northeast at 20 to 35 mph, according to Weather Underground.

“This week’s extreme wind conditions are a perfect example of why we needed to do this,” said Ferry Division Director Harold Thomas. “Passengers can now get up-to-the-minute updates and notifications from the specific routes they use, rather than from all seven routes at once.”

Those interested in following a specific route will be able to set their smartphones to enable immediate push notifications directly to their devices.

In addition, updates from all seven ferry feeds will be available on the Ferry System’s homepage at

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