Dawn departure from Ocracoke, N.C. Photo: C. Leinbach

RALEIGH – The NCDOT Ferry Division today (Nov. 7) suspended several coastal ferry operations, including ferries to and from Ocracoke, due to impacts from a coastal storm.

The ferries that run between Ocracoke, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter have been suspended for the day due to high winds along the coast. Ferries between Ocracoke and Hatteras have been suspended until further notice.

Also, the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry operations have been suspended until further notice due to the storm, which created water levels that are too low to operate. Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry operations are suspended due to elevated water levels and high winds.

Other coastal ferries are running on their regular schedules.

The storm lingering over coastal North Carolina is forecast to bring sustained winds up to 35 mph, extremely rough waters and heavy rainfall through Monday morning.

Ferry operating schedules could change as weather conditions change.

For schedule updates, people should follow NCDOT on social media or call the Hatteras ferry terminal at 252-996-6000.