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Dorena-Hickman resumes service

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service Wednesday morning.
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service Wednesday morning.((Source: KYTC))
Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 2:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service Wednesday morning.

The ferry had been shut down since noon on Sunday, July 20 when accumulated sand along the shoreline blocked access to the Missouri Landing.

Captain Jeremy Newsom says a contractor with a long-reach track hoe was successfully able to move enough sand to allow the ferry to load and unload vehicles on the Missouri side.   

The contractor is continuing to clear sediment from around the landing to allow the ferry to avoid similar problems in coming weeks.

The ferry is operating on the regular summer schedule.

Motorists may check on the ferry’s operating schedule and status by calling (731) 693-0210 or clicking here.

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

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