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Cave-in-Rock Ferry Reopens at 6 AM
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CAVE-IN-ROCK, IL - The Cave-in-Rock Ferry, which has been temporarily closed due to rising floodwaters on the Ohio River, will reopen at 6 am on Thursday.

The ferry shut down on the evening of March 26 due to flood waters on the Ohio River. However, based on river gauge observations at Shawneetown and Golconda, waters will have receded enough to allow it to open. 

A Crittenden County maintenance crew has been clearing debris from Kentucky Highway 91 as water has slowly dropped. 

The ferry connects Crittenden County with Hardin County, Illinois.

Check the ferry's Facebook page (link below) for more information. 


Original Story:

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry shut down Thursday evening due to rising floodwaters. 

The halt comes a day earlier than expected. Ferry operator Lonnie Lewis said the Ohio River rose about a half-inch an hour over a four-hour period Thursday morning, putting floodwaters at the edge of KY 91.

The ferry normally closes when Ohio River floodwaters are in the 42-foot range on the Shawneetown gauge, or 43 feet on the Golconda gauge. At approximately 10 am Thursday, the floodwaters were at 39.8 feet on the Shaneetown gauge. The Goldconda gauge was at 43.8 at noon on Thursday.

Officials expect the ferry to remain out of service until Monday.

For more information click the link below.



On the Net:

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Facebook


Published 12:15 AM, Thursday Apr. 02, 2020
Updated 11:35 PM, Wednesday Apr. 01, 2020

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