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Cave in Rock Ferry Closed due to High Winds

Cave in Rock Ferry Closed due to High Winds

Bill Stephens

April 6th, 2017



The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to high winds. The ferry temporarily halted operation at 5:30 p.m., CST, today.

Winds at the crossing are running at about 20 miles per hour out of the southwest with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. When the wind runs upstream against the Ohio River current it creates swells that force the ferry to temporarily halt operation.

We will attempt to provide timely notice when the winds drop to a safe level to allow the Cave-In-Rock Ferry to resume normal service.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with ILLINOIS Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, KY, and Hardin County, IL.

The ferry normally operates from 6:00 am. to 10:00 p.m. central time, 7 days a week. The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is at Ohio River navigation mile point 881.0.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is operated by an independent contractor with joint funding from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.

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