Low tide will affect Pierce County ferry service Labor Day weekend

Load restrictions will be in place for large vehicles (RVs, commercial trucks and trailers) on certain sailings during the morning. Riders with large vehicles are encouraged to consult the time chart below and alter their travel schedule if possible. If ferry staff determines the vehicle is too large and the tide is too low, the rider may need to wait until a later sailing.

Here is a list detailing the dates and times large vehicles could be denied ferry passage:

— Sat., Sept. 3: from 5:45 a.m. to 7 a.m.

— Sun., Sept. 4: from 5:45 a.m. to 8 a.m.

— Mon., Sept. 5: from 5:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Ferry staff and crew will work to accommodate all travelers with as little inconvenience as possible. Ticket agents and crew will be checking all large vehicles that arrive during the times indicated in the chart above. Some large vehicles may be loaded, but there are no guarantees.

Riders can call Marine Superintendent Paul Crow at (253) 588-5290 if they need advice on which run might work best for them.

The Pierce County Ferry System recorded total ridership of 198,791 in 2010. More information, including the sailing schedule, is available at http://www.piercecountywa.org/ferry .