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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.

 June 2019

     

 June 15, 2019

9:15a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

-1.7

June 16, 2019

 9:15a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

-2.2

June 17, 2019

10:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

-2.4

June 18, 2019

 10:30a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

-2.3

June 19, 2019

11:30a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

-2.0

June 20, 2019 

12:15p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  

-1.5

June 30, 2019

9:00a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

-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.