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Traffic ADVISORY – Cave-in-Rock Ferry Temporarily Halts Service

Traffic ADVISORY – Cave-in-Rock Ferry Temporarily Halts Service

Bill Stephens

June 24th, 2019


The Cave-in-Rock Ferry has temporarily halted service due to a mechanical issue. The Cave-In-Rock Ferry halted service just before Noon, today(Monday). The ferry is expected to be out of service until further notice. The Cave-in-Rock ferry will attempt to provide timely notice when service is able to resume. 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 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.

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