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Dorena-Hickman Ferry to resume service Tuesday

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DORENA, MO (KFVS) -

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry plans to resume operation on Tuesday morning, May 21.

The ferry has been closed since the morning of April 22 when floodwaters reached the top of the Kentucky landing at Hickman.

After spending much of last year fighting to maintain operations due to low water on the Mississippi River, Captain Ed Floyd says it is ironic that the Dorena-Hickman Ferry had to shut down for an extended period this year due to high water.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry normally is forced to halt operations when the Cairo gauge reaches about 44 feet. Floodwaters dropped enough Monday to allow the ferry crew to clear driftwood and other debris from the landings on each side of the river. They plan to resume service on the regular summer operating schedule starting at 7 a.m., Tuesday.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry Operates from the Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during daylight hours. Passage for passenger vehicles is $14 with additional tolls for trucks, motor homes, and vehicles pulling trailers. There are discounts for vehicles making return crossings.

Missouri and Kentucky have the geographic distinction of being the only border states that are not directly connected by a road. The only direct route between the two states is the Dorena-Hickman Ferry.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry operates at Mississippi River navigation mile point 922.0.

For more info on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and a schedule of operating hours go to its website. Drivers can also check on the ferry’s operating status by calling (731) 693-0210.

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