Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ferry service unaffected by rains

Ohio River Ferry service is not likely to be interrupted by the rising river anytime soon.

The river gauge at Shawneetown, Ill., at 10:30 a.m. was 32.26 feet, just below flood stage, which is 33 feet. At present, the river is expected to crest at 35.4 feet Friday, May 12, but ferry service is not typically hampered until the river reaches 42.5 feet.