FERRY/TRAFFIC UPDATE: 3rd boat rejoins Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run; vehicle backup continues

2:50 PM: With the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run still down to two boats (Issaquah‘s been out with steering trouble since this morning), and the holiday getaway beginning, there’s a huge vehicle backup headed toward the dock – all the way to California/Fauntleroy, per both police and texters. WSF estimates the wait at 2 1/2 hours. The run is continuing to stay on the 3-boat schedule but all trips that would be the #2 boat are canceled TFN.

3:36 PM: Some good news – the Issaquah has just gone back into service, so the run is back to three boats.

5 PM: For everybody starting to call/text about the helicopter, just a TV chopper checking out the ferry traffic.

4 Replies to "FERRY/TRAFFIC UPDATE: 3rd boat rejoins Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run; vehicle backup continues"

  • Deb Barker July 3, 2019 (5:11 pm)

    Does  Fauntleroy ferry traffic backing up to California/ Fauntleroy REALLY warrant a hovering news helicopter???

    • WSB July 3, 2019 (5:15 pm)

      Every holiday-weekend-getaway day. Even without the earlier complication of a broken boat.

  • KP July 3, 2019 (6:50 pm)

    One would think, given this known issue, that the PD would post staff to manage the line in real time; working their way up the hill as traffic clogs.Most holiday travelers are not commuters and consistently fail basic parking management, double parking or idling on the main thoroughfare. This creates massive safety and through put issues. 

    • songstorm July 4, 2019 (7:00 am)

      I don’t know about other points along the route, but there was a SPD officer directing traffic at Morgan Junction yesterday afternoon.  Priority was given to Metro buses, which as a bus commuter, I appreciate.

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