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Contact: Bruce Powell, 270.758.2186
Contact: Tres Seymour, 270.758.2193
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Mammoth Cave National Park, May 8, 2010) Waters from the past week's flood have receded in Mammoth Cave National Park, allowing park staff to reopen some affected roads and services. Green River Ferry is now open during daylight hours, from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm. Normal operating hours will resume when electrical systems at the Ferry site are restored.
Houchin Ferry suffered a cable break and will remain out of service until Wednesday at the earliest, and perhaps as late as Friday. Persons wishing to learn the status of the ferries can call the park's Ferry Hotline at 270.758.2166.
Houchin Ferry Road on the south side of the river remains closed. Houchin Ferry Campground, which lies in the floodplain, is closed until further notice while post-flood cleanup is undertaken. Dennison Ferry Day-Use Area likewise remains closed.
Green River Ferry Road is now open both north and south of the river, although the Joppa Ridge Road remains closed. Ugly Creek/Little Jordan Road suffered washout damage and remains closed until further notice.
Park staff are still evaluating the park's trail systems now that flood waters have allowed access to affected areas. Although no trails have been closed at this time, visitors are urged to use extra caution in places where trails may be blocked or eroded.
Park officials will issue further updates as information becomes available.
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