Ferry across Mississippi River resumes service; no semis allowed

Thursday, August 9, 2012

HICKMAN, Ky. -- The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed operation on the Mississippi River as of 1 p.m. Wednesday. The ferry has been closed since June 23 due to low water levels. While the levels remain low, the ferry is able to resume service. However, it will be unable to carry any semi truck traffic.

According to Capt. Ed Floyd, recent dredging of the Hickman Harbor allowed the ferry to access the Kentucky Landing at current water levels. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects Highway 1354 at Hickman with Route A and Highway 77 near Dorena, Mo.

For more information, visit www.dorena-hickmanferryboat.com or call 731-693-0210.

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