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Ferry Service Interrupted in Southern New England as Hermine Moves up Coast

The Island Queen cancels service between Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard Sunday through Monday

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    Hermine is interrupting ferry service in New England as the storm makes its way up the coast. (Published Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016)

    The approach of Tropical Storm Hermine is interrupting ferry service across southern New England.

    The Steamship Authority's website announced Sunday that ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard could be suspended on Monday. The Island Queen canceled service between Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard Sunday through Monday.

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation on Sunday canceled the day's last ferry trip from Newport to Providence due to the impending storm.

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    In Connecticut, a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect along the coast, where a dangerous storm surge and wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible.

    Hermine hit Florida Friday as a Category I and weakened but could regain hurricane force as it travels up the coast.

    Some travelers necn talked to are worried that Hermine will leave them stranded.

    "I was a little worried I wasn't going to get to Nantucket," said Leigh Spielberg. "I have a week planned."

    Although Hermine's arrival on a holiday weekend was unwelcome, some people were taking it all in stride.

    "We do a lot of kite boarding so actually this storm will bring wind to us which will make great kite boarding conditions," said one tourist.

    For current travel conditions for the Steamship Authority, visit their website.

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