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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 2017
          

May 1, 2017 

3:00pm - 4:00pm 

-1.3

May 24, 2017

9:45pm - 11:15am

-1.4

May 25, 2017

9:30pm - 12:30pm

-2.6

May 26, 2017

10:00am - 1:30pm

-3.3

May 27, 2017

10:45am - 2:30pm

-3.5

May 28, 2017

11:30am - 3:15pm

-3.2

   May 29, 2017   

12:45pm - 3:45pm

-2.5

May 30, 2017

2:15pm - 4:00pm

-1.4




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.