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The N.C. Department of transportation announced Tuesday afternoon that Elwell Ferry was closed because of high water levels. Portions of Bladen County received as much as 3 inches of rain over the weekend.

The cable-operated ferry that crosses the Cape Fear River and connects N.C. 87 and N.C. 53 connecting Carvers Creek and Kelly had reopened Jan. 9 after being closed for about a week because of high water levels.

The ferry is located at 2700 Elwell Ferry Road.

There was no announcement when the ferry would resume operation.

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