Cave-In-Rock Ferry closed due to ice on Ohio River

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to heavy ice on the Ohio River.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the ferry halted service around 11:30 CST today.

Ferry operator Lonnie Lewis says the river is about 75 to 80 percent covered between the banks by a large mass of floating ice.

The ice is moving, but the chunks are getting large enough to present a hazard to the ferry.

Lewis expects it will take several days of above freezing weather to allow the ferry to resume operation.

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with Illinois Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, Kentucky, and Hardin County, Illinois

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