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Low level of Mississippi River caused ferry at Missouri-Kentucky crossing to close
10/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Business & Industry
Water Supply & Quality
Fulton County, KY
Hickman, KY
Mississippi County, MO

Start Date: 9/15/2022 -  
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry, which transports vehicles across the Mississippi River between Missouri and Kentucky closed on Sept. 15, due to low water levels. When the river is low, it is harder for vehicles to load and off-load from the ferry at both landings, according to the Kentucky Transportation Department. The ferry will remain closed until water levels improve. The ferry connects Kentucky Route 1354 in Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena and is the only direct route between the two states. The Associated Press (New York), Sept. 16, 2022