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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.





Vashon Low Tides

May 2015 



 



Date

Times

Tide Level

May 6, 2015

12:15pm - 1:45pm

 -1.5

May 7, 2015

1:00pm - 2:30pm

 -1.5

May 8, 2015

2:00pm - 3:00pm

 -1.3

May 17, 2015

9:45am - 12:00noon

 -1.9

May 18, 2015

10:00am-1:00pm

-2.4

May 19, 2015

10:45am-1:45pm

-2.5

May 20, 2015

11:30am-2:15pm

-2.2

May 21, 2015

12:45pm-2:45pm

-1.7

 

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.