The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has cancelled all operations today due to gale-force winds on the Delaware Bay.

Ferry service, which is run by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, is expected to resume Sunday, however all voyages today and tonight have been canceled.

The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for the waters from Sandy Hook, Monmouth County, south to Slaughter Beach in Delaware. Winds are expected to gust to 25 knots (or about 29 miles per hour) with seas reaching as high as five feet.

This may leave some Memorial Day weekend travelers stranded on either side of the bay.

The ferry urges them to call its Guest Services Center at 1-800-643-3779 or visit for updated departure information.

Wallace McKelvey

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