A DISASTROUS WEEK FOR MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
Need a ferry reservation? Don’t go to the Alaska Department of Transportation’s web site this weekend. It’s been crashed for over 30 hours, as of 6 pm Saturday.
Meanwhile, 52 passengers were stranded in Angoon for seven hours on Thursday, after the ferry LeConte’s power system failed, according to one passenger who called the KTOO newsroom to report toilets filled to the brim with “nasty stuff.”
To add insult to injury, Alaska’s largest state ferry, the Columbia, broke down in Bellingham on June 29, but repairs are taking longer than expected and it will not be in service until July 13 at the earliest. Hundreds of northbound travelers had to scrap their trips.
No general announcement was made on the State’s websites regarding these outages and inconveniences. And while the DOT website was black, a message was posted on Twitter by the Department of Transportation on Friday morning. No updates or information has been posted since.
To reschedule your travel, contact a ferry terminal directly until the Department of Transportation fixes its websites. The terminals can be reached by phone at: