Ferry closed by high winds, ice

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 ~ Updated 8:00 AM

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials say the Dorena-Hickman ferry has been closed.

The ferry carries vehicles over the Mississippi River between Kentucky Highway 1354 in Hickman and Missouri Route A and Highway 77 near Dorena. The ferry is the only direct route between the states.

The Kentucky Department of Transportation says in a statement that the closure is due to high winds and ice on the landing ramps.

The area is under a blizzard warning.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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