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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.

May 2018
          

May 15, 2018


10:15 am - 12:30 pm


-1.8

May 16, 2018


10:45 am - 1:45pm

-2.6

May 17, 2018


11:15 am - 2:30 pm


-3.0

May 18, 2018 


12 noon - 3:15 pm

-2.9

May 19, 2018


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

-2.5

May 20, 2018


2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
-
1.6

May 29, 2018


10:45 am - 12:30 pm

-1.5

May 30, 2018
 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

-1.6

May 31, 2018


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

-1.6




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.