Ice Conditions Halt Cape May – Lewes Ferry Operations

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This just in from the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

weather ice halts 2018

(CAPE MAY, NJ) — Due to significant ice accumulations in the Cape May canal and associated wind conditions expected with the impending nor’easter on the Delaware Bay, Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced this afternoon that ferry operations have been suspended for Thursday, January 4, 2018. 
“Bitter cold temperatures and strong northwest winds are causing ice sheets to stack up in the Cape May canal,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations.  “With the approaching winter storm, these conditions are expected to worsen over the next few days.  We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will be providing service updates on a daily basis on both our website and social media venues.” 
The ferry’s base winter schedule is as follows:
                              Cape May, NJ                                   Lewes, DE
                                   7:00 a.m.                                       8:45 a.m.
                                 10:30 a.m.                                     12:15 p.m.
                                   2:30 p.m.                                       4:15 p.m.
                                   6:00 p.m.                                       7:45 p.m.
Gehrke added that given the current conditions and anticipated frigid temperatures over the next few days, additional departures may also be affected.   “It’s important that travelers who plan to use the Cape May-Lewes Ferry through Sunday, January 7, 2018 confirm that we are operating before coming to the Ferry,” Gehrke noted.
Travelers who plan to use the Cape May - Lewes Ferry are urged to call the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Guest Services Center at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779), visit the ferry’s website at or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry for the latest departure information.

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