The Virginia Department of Transportation says the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry system is running at reduced capacity due to a mechanical issue with the Pocahontas.
The vessel was taken out of service Tuesday for "emergency maintenance and is expected to be back in operation by Thursday. The ferries Williamsburg and Virginia will continue to operate on a normal ferry schedule, a VDOT statement said.
While the ferry is repaired, operations will be curtailed by about 50 vehicles per hour, the statement said. Motorists should expect delays and VDOT advises using the Interstate 664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel or the James River Bridge as an alternative.
For more information, call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VAFERRY (823-3779).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun