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Hurricane Earl Expected To Stop Ferries To Mass. Islands

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Hurricane Earl is expected to disrupt ferry service between Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

The Steamship Authority said on Thursday that ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket is likely to be suspended before noon on Friday. The agency said ferries between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard will continue to operate for as long as possible, but is also likely to be suspended by early or mid-afternoon on Friday.

Earl is expected to make its closest pass to the Cape and Islands on Friday night or early on Saturday.

While it's too early to say when service might be resumed on Saturday, the authority said it will attempt to run extra service to relieve any backlog of cars waiting to get off the islands.

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