MANNS HARBOR – In advance of winter weather forecast overnight, the North Carolina Ferry System is canceling all ferry departures scheduled for Friday morning before 7 a.m.

The delay will allow ferry and road crews to assess travel conditions and check roads, ferry ramps for snow and ice on a route-by-route basis. Each individual ferry terminal will then decide whether it is safe to operate the remainder of the day.

Passengers wishing to travel on any ferry route over the weekend should check their route’s Twitter feed or call the terminal before heading to the ferry.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.