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Rising Water Closes Dorena-Hickman Ferry
By West Kentucky Star Staff
HICKMAN - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has been closed due to rising floodwaters on the Mississippi River.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the river exceeded 44 ft. on the Cairo Gauge, putting water above where the ferry can operate.

Based on the river forecast, Captain Jeremy Newsom says the ferry is likely to remain closed until around February 25th. The closure could be extended beyond that, depending on river levels.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

Published 08:44 AM, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020
Updated 08:51 AM, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020

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