Dorena-Hickman Ferry is open

 Dorena-Hickman Ferry is open

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is open.

The ferry halted service on February 10 due to icy weather conditions.  After driving conditions improved, large chunks of ice in the Mississippi River kept the ferry closed for several more days.

Captain Jeremy Newsom says warmer weather helped to melt the ice allowing the ferry to reopen Tuesday morning.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has resumed service on the regular winter schedule.