(JUNEAU, Alaska) –The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities today announced that flotation has been restored to the Skagway Ferry Terminal dock. The dock was previously submerged the morning of Thursday, April 24. The Skagway Ferry Terminal remains closed until further notice.
The dock is undergoing a thorough inspection for damage, which will include an underwater examination by divers. Repairs to the passenger ramp, electrical system and the vehicle ramp hydraulic system are underway. Additional repairs may be necessary and at this time it is unknown when the dock will be fully repaired and operational.
Further updates will continue to be provided as necessary at FerryAlaska.com. Ferry service to Skagway remains cancelled through May 9, 2014.
Alaska Marine Highway System staff is contacting affected passengers. For ferry schedule information, please call your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”
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