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Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry to Resume

The North Carolina ferry M/V Hunt takes school kids between schools on the Currituck County mainland and the community of Knotts Island. Photo:NCDOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division expects to resume service Wednesday of the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry, pending a U.S. Coast Guard inspection on Tuesday.

The schedule for the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry will be, From Currituck at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. and from Knotts Island at 6:50 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Service has been suspended since April 1 due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.

“After hearing from the community, we have decided to resume service of this ferry route, which serves an important function for residents, school children and tourists,” said Allen Moran in a statement. Moran represents Division 1 for the state Board of Transportation. Division 1 covers the area of northeastern North Carolina where the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry operates.

Passengers will be asked to remain in their vehicles or stand at least 6 feet from other people while on board to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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