Two ferries suffer mechanical issues at Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

Williamsburg Ferry Issue

SURRY, Va. (WAVY) — One ferry was left running at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry during the Wednesday morning commute, after a morning of issues impacted service.

This comes after a brief period of time in which no ferries were running. The Virginia Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to take an alternate route while service was down at the ferry, which runs between Surry County and James City County

The ferry service was initially running at reduced capacity in the early morning hours. Around 7:30 a.m., VDOT said the Surry Ferry would be picking up cars; the other three ferries remained out of service through the morning commute.

VDOT later confirmed the Williamsburg Ferry suffered a throttle issue and broke down while transporting 12 vehicles. The Virginia Ferry assisted the Williamsburg during the issue.

The Pocahontas Ferry also suffered a mechanical issue. VDOT said the Virginia and Surry would stay running for the rest of Wednesday.

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