One local ferry used to cross the Illinois River is closed and another may do the same. The Brussels Ferry has been shut down due to heavy ice flow, and officials are keeping an eye on the situation to the north at Kampsville as well, although it is still open for now.
Both ferries re-opened Tuesday after the ice flow let up, but the move also came with a warning that this could happen. Significant ice remains upstream and cold weather is forecast over the next several days, ferry users should expect intermittent closures might occur until river conditions improve to allow for the continuous operation of the ferry service. Motorists should consider the Hardin Bridge for access to Calhoun County during these periods.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.