HARDIN CO. (WSIL) -- The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will close at 7 p.m. Thursday due to rising floodwaters on the Ohio River.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) says the closure is a day earlier than expected.
According to KYTC, the ferry normally closes when the Ohio River is between 42-43 feet on Shawneetown gauge. As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the river was at 42.7 feet on the gauge.
The Cave-In-Rock Ferry crosses the Ohio River and connects Route 1 in Hardin County, Illinois with KY 91 in Crittenden County, Kentucky.
On an average day, the ferry carries approximately 500 vehicles across the river.