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Feb. 6, 2010



JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY RESUMES NORMAL SCHEDULE

SURRY - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has resumed normal schedule of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry using two vessels to transport motorists across the James River. 

VDOT temporarily reduced service at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry from 7:20 a.m. to 9 a.m. this morning due to high tides. High water prevents the smaller vessels in the fleet from docking safely.  The Pocahontas, the largest ferry boat in the Jamestown-Scotland fleet carried motorists between Surry and Jamestown across the James River every 20-25 minutes during the service reduction. The Williamsburg resumed service at 9 a.m.

For the current ferry schedule, visit  http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/ferry-jamestown.asp.  

For updates on ferry service, motorists can call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VA-FERRY. Motorists are encouraged to contact www.VA511.com, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610AM, or dial 511 for the most current traffic and travel information for Hampton Roads interstate conditions.

 

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