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Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to high winds

HICKMAN, KY (KFVS) -

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is temporarily closed due to high winds, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Winds have been gusting to 42 miles per hour making navigation difficult for the ferry.

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

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry operates from the Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during the daytime. Passage for passenger vehicles is $14 with additional tolls for trucks, motor homes, and vehicles pulling trailers. There are discounts for vehicles making return crossings.

Missouri and Kentucky are the only border states that are not directly connected by a road. The only direct route between the two states is the Dorena-Hickman Ferry.

For more info on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and a schedule of operating hours go to http://www.dorena-hickmanferryboat.com. Drivers can also check on the ferry's operating status by calling (731) 693-0210.

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