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Cave-in-Rock ferry reopened after mechanical issues

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 at 7:45 a.m.

The Cave-in-Rock ferry reopened and resumed operations at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020.


CAVE IN ROCK (WSIL) -- The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is closed. The ferry had to halt service about 2 p.m. on Sunday due to a mechanical issue.

Repairs will be required on the gear box of the Loni Jo before service can resume. It will likely be sometime Wednesday before repairs can be completed.

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will 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 9:50 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 operated by an independent contractor with joint funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.

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