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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.



December 2016

 


 


Dec. 29, 2016


10:30pm - 11:30pm


-1.3


Dec. 30, 2016


11:15pm - midnight


-1.3

  

January 2017
          

January 9, 2017 

7:30pm-9:15pm 

-1.5

January 10, 2017

7:45pm-10:30pm

-2.3

January 11, 2017

8:15pm-11:30pm

-2.7

January 12, 2017

9:15pm-midnight

midnight- 12:15am
                        

-2.7

-1.5

January 13, 2017

10:00pm-midnight

-2.9

January 14, 2017

11:15pm-midnight

midnight-12:45am

-2.0

-2.3

January 15, 2017

midnight-12:45am

-1.5



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.