Updated: Cape May-Lewes Ferry to suspend service on Thursday due to icy conditions and storm


Due to ice accumulations in the Cape May canal and wind conditions expected with the nor’easter on Delaware Bay, Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials extended the suspension of service to Friday Service was cancelled on Thursday.

Travelers planning to use the ferry are also asked to check on conditions in the next few days.

“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 of departures 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 stated that given the current conditions and anticipated frigid temperatures over the next few days, additional departures may 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 asked to call the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Guest Services Center at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779) or visit the ferry’s website at www.cmlf.comor its Facebook page

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