The accumulation of ice on the Illinois River has forced the Illinois Department of Transportation to close the Kampsville Ferry. IDOT announced the closure Monday afternoon and encourages motorists to consider using the Hardin Bridge to access Calhoun County while the ferry is closed. The closure will remain in effect until IDOT determines that conditions on the river have improved enough to resume service.

IDOT says the Brussels Ferry will remain open, at least for now. If ice continues to accumulate within the crossing area, the Brussels Ferry will be closed. This is a dynamic situation and you can find the latest closure information and roadways conditions by visiting

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