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Vashon Island Low Tides

Trucks with a clearance of less than 14" should not travel to/from the north end of Vashon and Pt. Defiance, during the following date/times.


                            November 2015




Tide Level

November 24, 2015

      8:00pm - midnight


November 25, 2015



November 26, 2015

      9:30pm - 1:30am 


November 27, 2015

     10:30pm - 2:00am


November 28, 2015

      midnight - 2:30am



 This affects the following routes:

Fauntleroy (West Seattle) / Vashon
Southworth / Vashon
Pt. Defiance / Tahlequah

At low tides these loading ramps create a steep slope where the hinge at the top causes an extreme angle for trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for this angle to lessen at the bridge seat (top). This allows for safer clearances for vehicles low to the ground and keeps them from scraping or hanging up at these locations.