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Western Kentucky ferry plans to resume Tuesday

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - Almost a month to the day after it closed, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Kentucky expects to resume service Tuesday.

The ferry was closed April 22 when floodwaters reached the top of the Kentucky landing at Hickman. During the past year, the ferry has also struggled to continue operating because of low water on the Mississippi River.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the water level dropped enough Monday that crew members were able to clear debris from landings on each side of the river.

The ferry will operate on the regular summer schedule starting at 7 a.m. CDT Tuesday.

The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Mo. Missouri and Kentucky are the only border states not directly connected by a road.

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