High winds delay ferries services in the San Juans | Update

  • Thu Dec 20th, 2018 1:35pm
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Submitted by WSF

All ferry passengers should be prepared for possible service disruptions on Thursday, Dec. 20 due to weather. The National Weather Service is forecasting high winds throughout the region.

Safety is Washington State Ferries’ No. 1 priority, and there could be some changes that affect today’s schedule.

To better help customers navigate these adjustments, here’s a list of possible service disruptions people may experience due to the storm:

Anacortes/San Juan Islands: Customers can expect delays on this route while the ferries take alternate storm routes. Depending on the severity of the wind, some sailings could be canceled.

Mukilteo/Clinton: Sailings between Mukilteo and Clinton may experience choppy waters and a bumpy ride.

Port Townsend/Coupeville: For Thursday, Dec. 20, due to high winds and rough seas, the Port Townsend 11 a.m. and the Coupeville 11:45 a.m. sailings are canceled. Reservation holders for canceled sailings will not be charged a fee. Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

Central Puget Sound/South Sound routes: These routes aren’t expected to experience many impacts from the storm, but it’s possible that heavy traffic will delay service.

In addition, on routes most affected by the severe weather conditions, vessels may be loaded to full capacity to better stabilize them, while also operating at slower speeds.

WSF will continue to closely monitor the situation throughout the day and send out updates as changes occur.