HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — Ice has thinned out enough on the Mississippi to allow the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to reopen.
Officials restarted the ferry between Kentucky and Missouri on Saturday morning after shutting it down a day earlier because of ice on the waterway.
Ice on the river has been a problem in recent weeks, with the ferry going out of service for 10 days due to freezing rain and sleet followed by a blast of extreme cold that kept ferry landings covered in ice.
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Ky., with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Mo.
Missouri and Kentucky have the distinction of being the only border states that are not directly connected by a road. The ferry is the only direct route between the two states.