Monday, March 23, 2015

Ferry still closed, floodwaters receding

An Ohio River flood warning continues until 1:24 a.m. Saturday for Crittenden County, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah.

At 10:30 this morning, the river as measured at Shawneetown, Ill., was at 47.4 feet after cresting over the weekend at just more than 48 feet. Flood stage is 33 feet. The river is expected to fall below flood stage Friday evening.

The Cave In Rock Ferry remains closed today, but it could re-open later this week when waters drop below 44.5 feet at Shawneetown.

Thunderstorms predicted for Wednesday and rains forecast for Thursday could alter projections.