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Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopening after engine maintenance

July 29, 2021 GMT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri is reopening after a one-day closure for engine maintenance, officials said.

The work was completed earlier than expected, allowing the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to reopen Thursday morning, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

Capt. Jeremy Newsom had anticipated the closure to last for a few days.

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.