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UPDATE: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry System resumes normal service

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Posted at 8:48 AM, May 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-14 15:05:16-04

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry vessels, Pocahontas and Surry, were removed from service this morning for scheduled maintenance. At 1:45 p.m. today, the Pocahontas was returned to service.

The Surry will remain out of the rotation until Friday, May 17, for required testing. The Williamsburg, which has the same passenger capacity, will be used until the Surry returns to service.

Surry – VDOT advises Jamestown-Scotland Ferry motorists to expect travel delays through this evening, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Both the Pocahontas and Surry ferries are temporarily out-of-service for scheduled maintenance.

The Williamsburg and Virginia will continue to ferry motorists across the James River using the normal ferry schedule.

Crews expect the Pocahontas to return to service before the evening rush hour. Until that time, operations will be diminished by approximately 50 vehicles an hour while the vessel is being serviced.

The Surry will remain out of the rotation until Friday, May 17, for required testing. Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider using the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) or the Route 17 James River Bridge (JRB).

Motorists are encouraged to call the VDOT Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 or the ferry hotline, 24-hours a day 1-800-VAFERRY.