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Cave-in-Rock Ferry to close due to flooding

Cave In Rock Ferry
Cave-in-Rock Ferry (Provided by: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

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.

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News 3 Staff

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