Cave-In-Rock Ferry closed due to ice

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Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

 The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to heavy ice accumulation on the Ohio River.

Service was halted on the ferry around 11:30 today.

Ferry operator, Lonnie Lewis says the river is almost 80% covered between the banks by a large mass of floating ice.

Although the ice is moving, the chunks are getting large enough to present a hazard to ferry operations.

Several tow boat pilots that operate near the ferry on the Ohio River have indicated that this is the worst the ice has been since 1975.

Lewis expects it will take several days above freezing weather to allow the ferry to resume operation.

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