Service Resumes On White's Ferry Monday Morning

6:01 AM, Dec 6, 2010   |    comments
White's Ferry stranded near Poolesville Ramp
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POOLESVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Service will resume on White's Ferry Monday morning, four days after it became stranded on the Potomac River with passengers onboard.

The ferry, which travels from Poolesville, Md. to Leesburg, Va. was stuck about 150 feet south of the ramp on the Poolesville side with nine vehicles and 14 passengers still on it Thursday afternoon.


The cable snapped and the ferry drifted away from the ramp.

Montgomery County Fire and EMS dispatched their strike team to the ferry to evacuate the persons on board until the ferry could be towed back to the ramp so the cars could be off-loaded.

The 14 people onboard were safely taken to shore, according to Montgomery County Fire Officials.

The operation to retrieve the ferry was called off for Thursday night. A team had to try again Friday morning.

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