UPDATE: KYTC reopened at 2 p.m. CST TODAY after halting operation earlier due to high winds


The Cave-In-Rock Ferry plans to REOPEN at 2 p.m., CST.

Winds have calmed enough to allow safe operation of the ferry, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd.


The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is CLOSED due to high winds. The ferry halted operation about 9:30 a.m., CST, due to wind gusts that were up to about 45 mph.

We will attempt to provide timely notice when the ferry is able to resume 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 a.m. 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 KYTC and IDOT through a ferry authority.

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