If you wish to ferry accross the Ohio River, there are three remaining commercial passenger ferries, Monroe County at Fly, to to Sisterville, West Virginia - Higginsport, Ohio in Brown County to Augusta, Kentucky - Cincinnati, Ohio to Constance, Kentucky. All-year, continous daily service. Weather permitting. Car=about $3.00 or less.
Artimis (The Advanced Regional Traffic Interactive Management & Information Center) provides detailed up-to-the-minute information on traffic status through out Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. If in the Southwest Ohio area dial 511 to access the Artimis line. Otherwise you can dial 513-333-3333.
A particular problem in mid-Spring and even as far late as late-Fall is tornado activity in the tristate area. Heed all weather warnings provided by the National Weahter Service. Television stations keep updated maps of severe weather on the screens. Some radio stations are not as good at alerting people to severe weather. Please see Tornado safety for more information.