Peel Ferry closed until 1:00 Friday afternoon due to suspicious object

The Peel Ferry on Bull Shoals Lake has been temporarily closed due to a suspicious object. Just before noon Friday, Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans said a local fisherman contacted the Sheriff’s Department about a suspicious object he had hooked and reeled onto shore near the Peel Ferry.

Sheriff Evans says the Arkansas State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal department has been contacted to identify the object and dispose of it properly. As a safety precaution, the Peel Ferry will remain closed until at least 1:00 Friday afternoon.

Information from website indicates the Peel Ferry on Highway 125 closed in both directions at 7:42 Friday morning.

Jeff Wheeler District Maintenance Engineer for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says at approximately 8:00 Friday morning they turned the investigation of the package over to Marion County Sheriff's Department investigators who are working with Arkansas State Police.

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