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Cave-in-Rock Ferry Resumes Operations Today

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry has resumed operations as of 6 a.m. today.  The ferry closed at 7 p.m. on March 28 when floodwaters crossed KY 91 near the Kentucky Landing.

Officials say the ferry has close when Ohio River floodwaters are in the 42 ft. range on the Shawneetown gauge or in the 43 ft. range on the Golconda gauge.

The river was at 39.98 on the Shawneetown gauge and the Golconda gauge at 42.82 when the ferry closed.

Additionally, cleanup efforts are underway to remove debris from the flooded section of KY 91 at the Kentucky Landing.

The ferry connects KY 91 with Illinois Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, KY, and Hardin County, IL.

The ferry normally operates from 6 a.m. to 9:50 p.m., seven days a week.  The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.

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