EAST PRAIRIE - Rising water levels on the lower Mississippi River have allowed the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to resume normal winter operating hours and to resume transport of large trucks. However, those up river remain concerned.
Low water had forced the ferry to reduce operating hours and prohibit semi-trucks and other large vehicles for the last several weeks.
According to ferry Captain Ed Floyd, the river at Cairo was at 15.6 feet Monday morning, indicating widespread rainfall across the region brought a rise of about 5 feet over the weekend.
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