Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumes service following icy conditions

Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumes service following icy conditions
The ferry was temporarily closed for nearly two weeks due to icy weather conditions.

HICKMAN, Ky. (KFVS) - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, thanks to warmer temperatures.

The ferry was temporarily closed for nearly two weeks due to icy weather conditions.

The service was halted at approximately 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, shortly after freezing rain and sleet pushed into the Heartland.

The ferry remained closed the next day.

It remained closed due to large chunks of ice in the Mississippi River.

Captain Jeremy Newsom monitored the ice on a daily basis, hoping for warmer weather in the forecast.

Warmer temperatures the past few days has allowed for melting, including the ice chunks floating in the river.

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

The service operates from the Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during daylight hours.

This is the only direct route between the two states.

Missouri and Kentucky have the geographic distinction of being the only border states that are not directly connected by a road or bridge.

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