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NCDOT Ferry Division ends Ocracoke evacuation operations

Due to impending weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Isaias, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has ended evacuation operations for Ocracoke Island, according to a press release issued early Monday afternoon, August 3.

Over the course of the evacuation, which began Friday, the North Carolina Ferry System evacuated 3,538 people and 1,710 vehicles from Ocracoke on the Hatteras, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes. Ferries and ferry employees will now be staged in safe harbor areas to await the resumption of service once Isaias passes.

The release stated that Ferry Division managers will monitor weather conditions and resume service as soon as it is safe to do so. Hyde County emergency managers will then determine when to lift the evacuation orders for Ocracoke residents, property owners and visitors.

For real-time updates, follow the Ferry Division on Twitter at @NCDOT_Ferry.

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