COLLINSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the closing of the Brussels and Kampsville ferries because of ice accumulation in the Illinois River.
Both ferries closed at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. The closures were in effect until river conditions improve to allow for the safe operation of the ferry service. Motorists should consider the Hardin Bridge for access to Calhoun County during these periods.
These restrictions are required for the safety of the traveling public and ferry personnel. Ice within the Illinois River makes operation unsafe for continued service. Advance signage has been utilized to inform travelers of these closures. Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes and allow additional time for travel around this area. Regardless, motorists are urged to be patient, reduce speed and exercise added caution throughout the Metro East — as traffic patterns and travel times will likely be affected.
Because this is a dynamic situation, see the Department’s website, www.stl-traffic.org/, for the latest information on road closures.