Cave-In-Rock Ferry closed due to high winds - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cave-In-Rock Ferry closed due to high winds

(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to high winds.  The ferry temporarily halted operation at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, winds at the crossing are running at about 20-miles-per-hour out of the southwest with gusts up to 40-miles-per-hour. 

When the wind runs upstream against the Ohio River current it creates swells that force the ferry to temporarily halt operation.

The Cave-In-Rock 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 10 p.m. 7 days a week.  The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is at Ohio River navigation mile point 881.0.

KTC will attempt to provide timely notice when the winds drop to a safe level to allow the Cave-In-Rock Ferry to resume normal service.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Mother charged with killing teenage daughter

    Mother charged with killing teenage daughter

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-08-23 10:50:33 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-08-23 10:50:33 GMT

    Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

    Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

  • Winning $700 million Powerball numbers announced

    Winning $700 million Powerball numbers announced

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-08-24 03:12:31 GMT

    There was no winner last Saturday, so the Powerball jackpot increased to $700 million, the second-highest in history.  

    There was no winner last Saturday, so the Powerball jackpot increased to $700 million, the second-highest in history.  

  • GRAPHIC: Teen arrested for punching teacher in classroom

    GRAPHIC: Teen arrested for punching teacher in classroom

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:19:32 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:19:32 GMT
    Cellphone video captured as teen as he swung at and then beat up his teacher in a classroom. The teen was arrested. (Source: WTMJ/CNN/Javale Nash)Cellphone video captured as teen as he swung at and then beat up his teacher in a classroom. The teen was arrested. (Source: WTMJ/CNN/Javale Nash)

    Tuesday’s incident was captured on cellphone video, which shows the exact moment the 16-year-old student swung at the teacher.  

    Tuesday’s incident was captured on cellphone video, which shows the exact moment the 16-year-old student swung at the teacher.  

Powered by Frankly