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Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
Brooke.Grow@vdot.virginia.gov

HRO-54087

Aug. 30, 2011



JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AT REDUCED CAPACITY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SURRY– Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are running the Jamestown-Scotland ferry at a reduced capacity and on a limited schedule. The Williamsburg will continue to ferry motorists across the James River until the rest of the vessels are moved from the Port of Richmond. The Williamsburg can carry up to 50 vehicles per trip.

The ferry fleet was removed from service late Thursday, August 25, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. Transport of the ferries back to Surry will be under the conditions established by the Port of Richmond and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The USCG only permitted VDOT to release one boat from the port on Sunday, August 28. Additional restrictions that were put in place include only allowing vessel operations during daytime hours.

Motorists should expect significant delays and may want to consider using the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and the James River Bridge (Route 17).

Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. The ferry hotline is available 24 hours a day 1-800-VAFERRY.

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