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Galveston Ferry service suspended as Hurricane Nicholas makes Texas landfall

The ferry service said rides will resume when the weather allows.

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — Hurricane Nicholas has sidelined the Galveston Ferry service. There are also power outages on Galveston Island and other spots along the coast. 

The ferry service tweeted late Monday, "Due to deteriorating weather conditions, ferry operations have been suspended. We will resume operations when it is safe to do so. We will send updates as needed."

The ferry takes travelers on SH 87 between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. At least one vessel is typically in service around the clock.

Find updates on the Galveston Ferry here

Hurricane Nicholas was upgraded from a tropical storm to Category 1 late Monday. It made Texas landfall just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 10 p.m. Monday, Nicholas had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving to the north-northeast at 10 mph.