Winter storms mean ferry travelers need patience

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the region that will be in effect from Sunday, Feb. 10 through Monday, Feb. 11 and a winter storm watch from Monday afternoon (February 11) through Tuesday, February 12. These storms could bring up to a several inches of snow to some areas of Western Washington.

A windy ride on the ferry in 2017. Sharon Kivisto photo

Washington State Ferries customers should give themselves plenty of extra time to arrive to the terminal before their desired departure. Safety is Washington State Ferries’ number one priority. It may take longer than normal to reach the terminals, and depending on weather conditions, it may take crews longer to load the vessels.

Preparation will be crucial to safely getting to where you need to go if you have to travel during the next few days. Check out https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/another-round-of-snow-predicted-across.html for tips on how to be prepared. WSF’s highly-trained and capable captains, crews, and staff are prepared for any situation.

WSF asks that customers please extend their patience and cooperation to them as delays may occur. WSF will closely monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary on its BULLETIN web page. 

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