Nfld. & Labrador

Gulf ferries tied up in poor weather

Marine Atlantic is hoping to get its ships back on schedule, with crossings scheduled to resume Friday morning.
The Marine Atlantic ferry Blue Puttees was one of two vessels affected by poor weather. (CBC )

Marine Atlantic is hoping to get its ferries back on schedule, after a couple of days of weather-related setbacks.

Crossings are scheduled to resume Friday morning, according to a travel advisory posted on the Crown corporation's website.

The update comes after rotten weather kept ferries in port Thursday morning on both sides of the Cabot Strait.

Gale warnings were in effect, with seas too high and rough for crossings between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Environment Canada was forecasting winds of more than 100 km/h, with waves up to seven metres. Snow squall warnings were also in effect for much of Newfoundland's west coast.

The MV Highlanders was holding in Port aux Basques while the MV Blue Puttees was waiting in North Sydney.