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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


September 2014

•There are no low tides in September that will impact low clearance vehicles on the triangle route.



October 2014



Date

Times

Tide Level

Oct. 11, 2014

00:00am-1:30am

-1.3



 

Oct. 27, 2014



 

00:30am-2:00pm



 

-1.4



Oct. 28, 2014



 

1:30am-2:30pm



 

-1.3





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.