Dorena-Hickman Ferry open, operating as normal

Dorena-Hickman ferry closed

(KFVS) - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry was closed as of Tuesday, April 2 due to high water levels on the Mississippi River.

On April 12 the Ferry reopened and is operating on the normal summer scheduled.

The ferry stopped serviced just before 12 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 and reopened on April 1.

It was expected to be closed for at least 13 days.

According to Ferry Captain Jeremy Newsom, the ferry normally halts operation when the Cairo Gauge goes above about 40 ft.

The Ohio River Gauge at Cairo was at 44.42 and rising at 6 p.m. on April 2.

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

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