PADUCAH, Ky. (Jan 13, 2020) — The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will be closed due to a mechanical issue on Monday, January 13, 2020.
The Motor Vessell Lonnie Jo that powers the Cave-in-Rock Ferry has a cracked engine manifold. Ferry operator Lonnie Lewis says the closest one available is in St. Louis. Once the manifold is picked up it will take about half a day to install it.
The repair effort will require the Cave-in-Rock Ferry to be closed all day on Monday, January 13th. The ferry crew will attempt to provide notice sometime late Monday on the ferry’s
operating status for Tuesday.
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 a.m. to 9:50 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 operated by an independent contractor with joint funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.
For information on the Cave-in-Rock Ferry go to www.facebook.com/CIRFerry.
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Timely traffic advisories for the 12 counties of KYTC Highway District 1 are available by going towww.facebook.com/kytcdistrict1. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.
Navigate traffic at goky.ky.gov, at waze.com, or with the WAZE App.