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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

April 2014


 



 

 

      Date

 

           Times

 

 Tide Level

 

April 17, 2014

   12:45pm - 1:45pm

-1.3

 


April 18, 2014


    1:00pm - 2:30pm


-1.5


April 19, 2014


    1:30pm - 3:15pm


-1.4


April 29, 2014


  11:15am - 12:15pm


-1.3


April 30, 2014


   11:30am - 1:00pm


-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.