State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: January 10, 2017
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J-Mack Ferry-State Route 220
Cable Ferry Closed Due to High Water and Heavy Current
Until Further Notice
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed the J-Mack Ferry in the Delta due to high water and heavy current, caused by this week’s storms along Steamboat Slough, which is affecting the ferry’s underwater cable on which it runs.
The ferry travels across Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island in Solano County and Sacramento County.
The J-Mack was closed this morning, Tuesday, January 10 and will be returned to service when the current and water levels recede. Caltrans will make an announcement once an estimated return time is determined.
The J-Mack Ferry provides around the clock service on State Route 220.
During the closure, motorists are advised to use the Real McCoy Ferry, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry along State Route 84.
For the latest, please call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.
Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.
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