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Drivers expected to face extended waits for state ferries over holiday weekend

Riders should not expect service levels of past years due to COVID-19


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 10:44am

Brian Soergel

A ferry arrives in Edmonds last week.

Travelers – including those in Edmonds – should plan ahead and prepare for long waits if driving onto a state ferry over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Several routes are operating on reduced schedules dependent on Washington State Ferries' COVID Response Service Plan.

The busiest sailings will likely be in the westbound direction Thursday, July 2, then eastbound Sunday, July 5, as travelers return from their Independence Day getaways.

WSF's current schedules are based on four pillars of service – ridership, crew availability, vessel availability and funding. With more than 100 h...

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