COLLINSVILLE — An icy Illinois River likely will delay the reopening of the Kampsville and Brussels ferries, which were closed by the Illinois Department of Transportation Monday.
In a press release Friday, IDOT said the closures will remain in effect until river conditions improve to allow for the safe operation of each ferry service. Motorists should consider the Hardin Bridge for access to Calhoun County during this period.
These restrictions are required for the safety of the traveling public and ferry personnel. Advanced signage alerting motorists to each closure has been posted. Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time for travel around or through this area. 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.
IDOT District 8 updates are available on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.