Dense fog brings local ferry to a halt

(Photo: NCDOT)

OCRACOKE, Hyde County - Due to dense fog, the NCDOT has decided to put a stop to multiple ferries in the local area.

The agency tweeted about the fog on the morning of November 6.

The routes affected are the following:

Ocracoke to Cedar Island Ocracoke to Swan Quarter

NCDOT also cancelled the Southport/Ft. Fisher ferry early this morning. However, fog has lifted in that area and operations are now back on.

At 10:42 a.m., the NCDOT Ferry Division tweeted that the fog was also clearing in the area of the Cherry Branch ferries. They are now back on schedule after closing early this morning.

There is no word as to when the other ferries will resume operations. NCDOT tweeted that afternoon runs are "weather pending."