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Merry Point Ferry Service suspended in the Northern Neck

The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County has suspended service until further notice due to high winds and flooding from Hurricane Ian. 

The Merry Point Ferry is located on Route 604 (Merry Point Road and Ottoman Ferry Road) in Lancaster and crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.

Passengers can get updates on ferry service on 511Virginia, on the Merry Point Ferry website on, and on ferry status signs located along roads leading to the docks. The ferry is operating if the alert signs are flashing during scheduled service hours.

The ferry service saves travelers around 20 minutes of driving time when compared with the available land route. 

The Merry Point Ferry is a cable-guided vessel. It can carry a maximum of six passengers and 16 tons. 

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