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Posted on: June 27, 2013

Low tides will affect Pierce County ferry service July 2-11

Pierce County ferry riders in large vehicles - such as an RV, commercial truck or a vehicle towing a trailer - should plan ahead to avoid low tides from July 2-11. Load restrictions will be in place on some sailings, and riders may be asked to wait until a later sailing.

Ticket agents and crew will be checking all large vehicles and vehicles towing trailers that arrive during sailings affected by low tides. Riders can call Capt. Paul Crow, Marine Superintendent, at (253) 588-5290 to discuss which run might work best for them.

“Ferry crew and staff will work with travelers to minimize inconveniences,” Crow said. “By being conservative during low tides, we can avoid damage to vehicles, ramps and the ferries.”

Restrictions on large vehicles may be in place during the following timeframes due to tidal action:

• July 2: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• July 3: 7 a.m. to noon• July 4: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• July 5: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.• July 6: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• July 7: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.• July 8: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 9: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.• July 10: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• July 11: Noon to 5 p.m.

The Pierce County Ferry System provides service between the town of Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island. More information about the system is available at www.piercecountywa.org/ferry.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Captain Paul Crow, Marine Superintendent 253-588-5290

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