WSF warns of holiday traffic

The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division is reminding travelers to allow extra time for ferry travel over the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend and to be aware of schedule changes on some routes.

The Clinton-Mukilteo ferry will operate a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving, the same as on Saturdays. The first ferry will leave the Clinton dock at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26 and the final ferry home from Mukilteo will be at 1 a.m.

The Keystone-Port Townsend run will also operate on a holiday (Saturday) schedule.

For those headed to the San Juan Islands, there will be an extra sailing from Anacortes to Friday Harbor at 7:50 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

All ferry routes will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, Nov. 27. Travelers should expect longer lines throughout the holiday weekend and are encouraged to arrive early.

The longest backups are expected to occur westbound on Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 25, and eastbound on Friday morning, Nov. 27.

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