Ferries reopen Tuesday -- but for how long?

News-DemocratFebruary 25, 2014 

The Illinois Department of Transportation said a pair of area river ferries are back in business.

The Kampsville Ferry on Illinois 96 and 108 between Calhoun and Jersey counties and the Brussels Ferry, on Illinois 100 between Jersey and Calhoun counties, opened on Tuesday.

IDOT said the ferries, which were closed because of ice in the river, are likely to close intermittently in the coming days because heavy ice remains upstream and the forecast for the St. Louis area calls for cold weather. Drivers should plan for the possibility that they'll have to use the Hardin Bridge to reach Calhoun County if the ferries close again.

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