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Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopens after sediment cleared from Mo. landing

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened Friday afternoon after sediment was cleared from the Missouri...
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened Friday afternoon after sediment was cleared from the Missouri landing.(Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 11:20 AM CDT
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HICKMAN, Ky. (KFVS) - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened on Friday afternoon, April 29.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, it was temporarily closed for a few hours in the morning due to sediment blocking access to the Missouri landing.

They say the Mississippi River has been at above normal levels in recent months, creating sand deposits around the Missouri landing. The sediment prevented the ferry from reaching the landing.

KYTC said the sand has been cleared and the ferry resumed service at 12:30 p.m.

Currently, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is operating on a temporary Monday through Thursday schedule.

KYTC said the limited 5-day-a week schedule is in place until the ferry can hire an additional pilot.

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

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