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Merrimac ferry (copy)

The Merrimac Ferry is closed due to high winds, according to the WisDOT.

MERRIMAC — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued a weather alert Oct. 11 that the Merrimac Ferry is closed due to high winds.

The ferry shuttles vehicles across the Wisconsin River between Sauk and Columbia counties. Entrance and exit lanes to the ferry are blocked off at Palisade Street in Merrimac and state Highway 113 northbound and southbound. The National Weather Service stated winds today are 15-20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph.

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Reporter, Sauk Prairie Eagle