High Water Shuts Down Dorena-Hickman Ferry
By West Kentucky Star Staff
HICKMAN - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has temporarily halted service due to floodwaters on the Mississippi River, with the expectation that the ferry could be closed for at least 13 days.

According to ferry captain Jeremy Newsom, the ferry normally halts operation when the Cairo gauge goes above about 40 ft., but they did manageto keep operating until the Cairo reading reached 45.4 feet at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The river forecast at Cairo indicates a crest at 53 feet by February 18th, with a slow fall to about 50 feet on February 23rd. The ferry will be closed through that date.

Published 12:28 PM, Sunday Feb. 10, 2019
Updated 10:51 AM, Monday Feb. 11, 2019