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Ferry between Ky., Missouri closed for sediment removal

June 21, 2021 GMT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri has been shut down due to accumulated sand blocking access to a landing, officials said.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed indefinitely Sunday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release. Sediment has filled in along the Missouri shore, preventing the ferry from loading and unloading vehicles.

Officials are confident that a contractor could be at the site within a few days, the statement said.

The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri. It is the only direct route between the two states.