Ferry to reduce service 2-5 p.m. due to storm-related high tides

Published 1:24 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will reduce services due to storm-related high tides from 2-5 p.m. on June 21.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, high water caused by heavy rain and high tides prevents the loading ramps on the docks from safely being raised and lowered onto the ferry boats.

If service is suspended, it will be restored as soon as waters recede, allowing ramps to be safely secured for loading vehicles.

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As storm conditions continue, future service reductions are possible. Motorists should plan for potential delays and are encouraged to call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VA-FERRY (1-800-823-3779) or visit 511virginia.org for updated information to determine if an alternate route is needed.

Motorists can also view the traffic queues approximately one-half mile from the boarding locations in real-time on the VDOT 511 cameras.

VDOT recommends the following alternate routes from the Surry and Jamestown boarding locations.

Alternate route from the Surry boarding location:

•          Take Route 10 to Route 258 to the James River Bridge (Route 17);

•          Follow signs for Route 64 West. Exit onto Route 199 toward Williamsburg; and

•          Follow to Route 31 (Jamestown Road).

Alternate route from the Jamestown boarding location:

•          Take Route 31 to Route 199. Make a right onto Route 199;

•          Merge onto Route 64 East. Follow to the James River Bridge exit;

•          After traveling over the bridge make a right onto Route 258,

a right onto Route 10; and,

•          Follow Route 10 to the Town of Surry traffic signal.