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COVID-19 Testing Updates

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December 13, 2021 4:00 PM

RAPID TESTING NOT AVAILABLE AT PIERCE COUNTY TESTING SITES

Rapid tests are NOT available at these sites. If you need a rapid test, please go to this link at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for information.

Park Alerts

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May 6, 2022 4:28 PM

Frontier Park Horse Arena Temporary Closure

Frontier Park's horse arena is closing as a precautionary measure due to concerns about the new arena footing. For more information, please contact Parks and Recreation Manager Nicholas Tosaya at 253-798-4069.

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Parks - Lake Closures

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Pierce County Ferry Rider Alert

179 Alerts
May 2, 2022 7:32 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule this morning, May 2

There will be a fuel service run this morning, May 2. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled, including...

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May 1, 2022 6:00 AM

The crossings will be late this morning due to a train that was blocking the terminal.

The crossings will be late this morning due to a train that was blocking the terminal.

April 29, 2022 2:41 PM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, May 2

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, May 2. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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April 28, 2022 10:04 AM

Restrooms on the Steilacoom II ferry will be closed until 2p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Restrooms on the Steilacoom II ferry will be closed until 2p.m. on Friday, April 29. We apologize for the inconvenience. Restrooms inside the terminals are open, please plan your trip accordingly.

April 27, 2022 2:41 PM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, May 2

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, May 2. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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April 26, 2022 5:00 PM

The 5:00 PM ferry will leave Steilacoom late due to a disabled vehicle on the ferry.

The 5:00 PM ferry will leave Steilacoom late due to a disabled vehicle on the ferry.

April 25, 2022 5:25 AM

The restrooms on the ferry are temporarily out of service.

The restrooms on the ferry are temporarily out of service.

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April 25, 2022 5:22 AM

The restrooms on the ferry are temporarily out of service.

The restrooms on the ferry are temporarily out of service.

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April 24, 2022 4:08 PM

The ferry elevator is out of service until further notice.

The ferry elevator is out of service until further notice.

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April 21, 2022 8:21 PM

Ferry service will resume beginning with the 8:35 PM departure from Steilacoom.

Ferry service will resume beginning with the 8:35 PM departure from Steilacoom.

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April 21, 2022 6:40 PM

Ferry service is temporarily suspended due to a mechanical issue.

Ferry service is temporarily suspended due to a mechanical issue. The 6:45, 7:20 and 7:55 PM departures are canceled. Please expect an update to follow.

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April 19, 2022 1:17 PM

Masks are no longer required inside the ferry terminals and cabin.

The mask mandate for public transportation has been lifted and masks are no longer required inside the ferry terminals and cabin. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html

April 18, 2022 7:35 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule this morning, April 18

There will be a fuel service run on this morning, April 18. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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April 15, 2022 9:33 AM

Expect minor delays the remainder of the morning sailings.

The crew discovered gas cans in a passenger vehicle, and had to remove the vehicle from the vessel. This caused a 15 minute departure delay that may result in minor delays throughout the remainder of the morning sailings.

April 13, 2022 3:26 PM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, April 18

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, April 18. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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April 9, 2022 10:59 AM

Ferry operations have resumed. Expect minor delays the remainder of the morning.

Ferry operations have resumed. Expect minor delays the remainder of the morning.

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April 9, 2022 10:51 AM

Ferry operations are delayed in Steilacoom due a medical response.

Ferry Operations are delayed in Steilacoom due a medical response. Please expect an update shortly.

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April 8, 2022 12:37 PM

12:10p.m. departure from Steilacoom was delayed 10 minutes due to disabled vehicle.

12:10p.m. departure from Steilacoom was delayed 10 minutes due to a disabled vehicle.

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April 5, 2022 1:53 PM

Restrooms on the Christine Anderson ferry will be closed until 1p.m. on Friday, April 8.

Restrooms on the Christine Anderson ferry will be closed until 1p.m. on Friday, April 8. We apologize for the inconvenience. Restrooms inside the terminals are open, please plan your trip accordingly.

April 4, 2022 7:35 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule this morning, April 4th

There will be a fuel service run this morning, April 4th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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April 1, 2022 4:55 PM

Please expect minor delays until the 8:35 PM departure from Steilacoom.

Please expect minor delays until the 8:35 PM departure from Steilacoom.

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March 31, 2022 3:12 PM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, April 4th

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, April 4th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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March 29, 2022 5:16 AM

Due to mechanical issues, the 4:45am and 5:15am services have been canceled.

Due to mechanical issues, the 4:45am and 5:15am services have been canceled. We are working diligently to fix the issue and will give an update for the 5:45am departure as soon as possible. Thank you.

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March 29, 2022 8:17 AM

UPDATE: The 8:20am departure from Steilacoom will depart on time. 

March 24, 2022 4:07 PM

UPDATE: Vessel underway. Expect delays the remainder of the day.

UPDATE: The 3:50pm departure was delayed due to a disabled vehicle. The disabled vehicle has been towed off of the vessel, and the vessel is now underway. Expect delays the remainder of the day.

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March 24, 2022 10:50 AM

Ferry terminal restrooms are out of service until noon today.

Ferry terminal restrooms are out of service until noon today.

March 21, 2022 3:21 PM

UPDATE: Steilacoom II has working elevator and is now in service.

UPDATE: The Steilacoom II vessel is in service with a working elevator. The elevator on the Christine Anderson is still out of service and we are working diligently to repair it.

March 19, 2022 1:00 PM

The restrooms on the ferry boat are out of service until Monday.

The restrooms on the ferry boat are out of service until Monday.

March 18, 2022 1:46 PM

Reminder: Fuel run to impact schedule this morning, March 21st

Reminder: There will be a fuel service run this morning, March 21st. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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March 16, 2022 12:30 PM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, March 21st

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, March 21st. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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March 15, 2022 1:09 PM

UPDATE: The elevator on the Steilacoom II is now available for use.

UPDATE: The elevator on the Steilacoom II has been repaired and is now available for use. Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve this issue.

March 12, 2022 7:22 PM

The restrooms on the ferry boat are out of service until Monday.

The restrooms on the ferry boat are out of service until Monday.

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March 11, 2022 3:06 PM

Masks still required in indoor spaces after March 12

Per CDC’s federal requirement, masks will still be required for public transit even after the state masking requirements are lifted on March 12. All passengers and employees—regardless of their vaccination status—should continue to wear a face mask over...

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March 11, 2022 1:40 PM

Reminder: All ferry runs after 8:35 p.m. canceled tonight, March 14, due to unplanned maintenance

Reminder: Pierce County Planning and Public Works will be conducting unplanned maintenance work on the Anderson Island ramp Monday evening, March 14. As a result, the last run of the day will be the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom. The following...

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March 10, 2022 11:40 AM

The Ferry has made an unscheduled stop at Ketron Island due to a medical emergency.

The Ferry has made an unscheduled stop at Ketron Island due to a medical emergency. Expect delays until the 2:45 pm departure.

March 9, 2022 11:09 AM

Elevator on the Christine Anderson is currently out of service.

Elevator on the Christine Anderson is currently out of service due to technical issues. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

March 7, 2022 4:45 PM

UPDATE: Restrooms on the ferry are now available. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: Restrooms on the ferry are now available. Thank you for your patience.

March 7, 2022 7:40 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule this morning, March 7

There will be a fuel service run this morning, March 7. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island.

As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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March 4, 2022 11:33 AM

The 11:30 AM from Ketron Island and the 12:10 PM departure from Steilacoom will be delayed.

The 11:30 AM from Ketron Island and the 12:10 PM departure from Steilacoom will be delayed, due to a medical emergency.

March 4, 2022 8:29 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, March 7

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, March 7. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island.

As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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March 2, 2022 11:14 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, March 7th

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, March 7th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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March 1, 2022 2:29 PM

Reminder: All ferry runs after 8:35 p.m. canceled today due to emergency repairs.

Reminder: Emergency repairs are required on the Anderson Island transfer span this evening, March 3. As a result, the last run of the day will be the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom. The following evening runs will be canceled: 9:10 p.m. and 10:50...

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February 24, 2022 9:31 AM

Law enforcement agencies conducting training on offline vessel today

Local law enforcement agencies are participating in a training exercise on the offline vessel today. These sessions are held regularly for training purposes only.

February 24, 2022 8:18 AM

Ferry terminal restrooms will be out of service until noon today.

Ferry terminal restrooms will be out of service until noon today.

February 23, 2022 9:30 AM

All ferry runs after 8:35 p.m. canceled tonight due to unplanned maintenance

Pierce County Planning and Public Works will be conducting unplanned maintenance work on the Anderson Island ferry ramp this evening. As a result, the last run of the day will be the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom.

The following evening runs will...

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February 21, 2022 6:55 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, Feb. 21

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, Feb. 21. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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February 19, 2022 12:17 PM

The ferry is about 20 minutes late due to a medical concern. The 2:45 crossing will depart on time.

The ferry is about 20 minutes late due to a medical concern. The 2:45 crossing will depart on time.

February 18, 2022 2:35 PM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, Feb. 21

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, Feb. 21. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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February 18, 2022 9:01 AM

The Steilacoom Terminal restrooms will be closed today until 4 p.m.

The Steilacoom Terminal restrooms will be closed today until 4 p.m. due to the HVAC installation work. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please plan your trip accordingly.

February 17, 2022 8:42 AM

Steilacoom Terminal restrooms will be closed today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Steilacoom Terminal restrooms will be closed today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to the HVAC installation work. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please plan your trip accordingly.

February 17, 2022 7:59 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, Feb. 21

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, Feb. 21. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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February 15, 2022 2:21 PM

HVAC installation in Steilacoom beings Wednesday; expect minor disruptions in passenger waiting area

Crews will be replacing the HVAC system at the Steilacoom Terminal starting tomorrow, February 16. Seating inside the passenger waiting area may be unavailable at times while work is being completed. Tickets will still be available for purchase at the...

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February 12, 2022 3:02 PM

The ferry boat restrooms are temporarily out of service.

The ferry boat restrooms are temporarily out of service. They will be back in service Monday at 2 PM.

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February 8, 2022 2:23 PM

Scheduled inspections to impact schedule on Sunday evening, Feb. 13

Pierce County Planning and Public Works will be conducting its quarterly inspections at all three ferry landings on Sunday, Feb. 13. As a result, the last run of the day will be the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom. The following evening runs will be...

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February 7, 2022 7:19 AM

Reminder: Fuel Run to impact schedule this morning, February 7th

There will be a fuel service run this morning, February 7th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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February 4, 2022 3:02 PM

Morning Fuel Run to impact schedule on Monday, February 7th

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, February 7th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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February 2, 2022 1:26 PM

Morning Fuel Run to impact schedule on Monday, February 7th

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, February 7th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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January 28, 2022 2:05 PM

Scheduled inspections to impact schedule on Sunday evening, Feb. 13

Pierce County Planning and Public Works will be conducting its quarterly inspections at all three ferry landings on Sunday, Feb. 13. As a result, the last run of the day will be the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom. The following evening runs will be...

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January 25, 2022 10:17 AM

Restrooms on ferry temporarily unavailable; service to be restored by 2:45pm run tomorrow

The restrooms on board the ferry are currently unavailable. They are expected to be restored by the 2:45 p.m. run tomorrow, Jan. 26. In the meantime, please use the restrooms located inside of the ferry terminals before boarding the ferry. We apologize...

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January 24, 2022 1:32 PM

Due to a Century Link nationwide issue, the ferry phone line is not able to receive voice messages.

Due to a Century Link nationwide issue, the ferry phone line is currently not able to receive voice messages. If you need to get a hold of the ferry, please call 253-588-1950 until you are able to reach a crew member. We apologize for the inconvenience....

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January 25, 2022 7:41 AM

UPDATE: CenturyLink has resolved the voice mailbox issue, and the ferry line is now able to receive voice messages. To reach the ferry, please call 253-588-1950. 

January 24, 2022 7:34 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule this morning, Monday, Jan. 24

There will be a fuel service run this morning, Monday, Jan. 24. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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January 21, 2022 7:23 AM

Fuel run to impact schedule on Monday, Jan. 24

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, Jan. 24. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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January 18, 2022 2:00 PM

Regular ferry schedule to resume tomorrow, Jan. 19

Pierce County Ferry will resume its regular daily schedule tomorrow, Jan. 19, with the first sailing at 4:45 a.m. from Steilacoom. The ferry schedule is available on our website: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/FerrySchedule

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January 17, 2022 7:28 AM

Fuel Run on this morning to impact reduced ferry schedule

Due to a severe staffing shortage driven by recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the fuel service run this morning, Jan. 17, will impact the ferry schedule. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m....

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January 15, 2022 10:09 AM

Fuel Run on Monday, Jan. 17, to impact ferry schedule

Due to a severe staffing shortage driven by recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the fuel service run on Monday, Jan. 17, will impact the ferry schedule. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure...

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January 14, 2022 11:35 PM

The ferry is being loaded now and will depart Steilacoom in the next 10 minutes.

The ferry is being loaded now and will depart Steilacoom in the next 10 minutes.

January 14, 2022 10:40 PM

The 10:20 departure from Steilacoom is delayed due to Law enforcement activity. Expect update 30 min

The 10:20 departure from Steilacoom is delayed due to Law enforcement activity. Expect an update in 30 minutes.

January 14, 2022 2:01 PM

Pierce County Ferry operating on reduced schedule Jan. 15-18

Due to a severe staffing shortage driven by the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Pierce County Ferry will be operating on a reduced schedule from Saturday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 18. The first departure time from Steilacoom will be 8 a.m., and the...

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January 14, 2022 5:40 AM

Plan for an on time departure on the 5:45 AM from Steilacoom.

Plan for an on time departure on the 5:45 AM from Steilacoom.

January 14, 2022 5:40 AM

Plan for an on time departure on the 5:45 AM from Steilacoom.

Plan for an on time departure on the 5:45 AM from Steilacoom.

January 14, 2022 4:45 AM

The 4:45 AM and 5:15 AM departures are canceled due to a crew shortage. Plan for an on time departu

The 4:45 AM and 5:15 AM departures are canceled due to a crew shortage. Plan for an on time departure at 5:45.

January 12, 2022 5:30 PM

The Ketron Island ferry ramp has been restored. The next Ketron Island run is the scheduled 8:15 pm.

The Ketron Island ferry ramp has been restored. The next Ketron Island run will be the scheduled 7:20 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 8:15 p.m. departure from Ketron Island.

January 12, 2022 11:04 AM

11:30 a.m. Ketron departure canceled today due to mechanical issue

The 11:30 a.m. departure from Ketron Island is canceled today, Jan. 12, due to a mechanical issue with the ferry ramp. Crews are on site to assess the problem and make repairs. We will provide more information via Rider Alerts as it becomes available. We...

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January 12, 2022 7:00 AM

Ferry is running 20 minutes behind schedule due to a mechanical issue with the Ketron landing.

Ferry is running 20 minutes behind schedule due to a mechanical issue with the Ketron landing. Expect minor delays for the remainder of the morning..

January 5, 2022 8:57 AM

Reminder: Ticket refund requests accepted through Jan. 10

Reminder: We are accepting refunds for any single-use tickets (peak or non-peak season) that were purchased prior to Dec. 31, 2021. All refund requests can be submitted online through Jan. 10, 2022, at www.piercecountywa.gov/FerryRefund. Due to higher...

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January 3, 2022 7:03 AM

UPDATE: Two boat service for fuel run, all departures will run according to the normal schedule

UPDATE to this morning's fuel run: We will have a two-boat service for this morning's fuel run. All departures will run according to the normal schedule, with no cancelations or schedule adjustments.

Please see the ferry schedule at:...

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December 28, 2021 3:00 PM

Ferry restrooms out of service until further notice

The restrooms on the ferry are out of service until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will send an updated Rider Alert once it is restored.

Latest Update:

January 5, 2022 11:32 AM

UPDATE: Restrooms and water fountains on the ferry have been restored. Thank you for your patience.

December 22, 2021 12:52 PM

Pierce County Ferry holiday travel tips

Here are five tips for traveling on Pierce County Ferry this holiday season:

1. Follow the crew’s instructions. When loading the ferry, turn your car headlights off and use only parking lights. When parking on the ferry deck, pull as close as you can to...

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December 20, 2021 10:15 AM

UPDATE: Ticket Office phone line now working. Please call 253-588-1950.

The Ticket Office phone line was down last week. It is now working. For Ketron reservations, please call the call the Ticket Office at 253-588-1950.

December 20, 2021 7:43 AM

Fuel Run this morning to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, December 20th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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December 18, 2021 10:34 AM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, December 20th, to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, December 20th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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December 17, 2021 1:03 PM

New ferry fares effective Jan. 1, 2022

Pierce County Ferry’s new fares go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Walk-On, Vehicle Passenger, and Bicycle
• Adults (Ages 19 and up): $5.92
• Youth/Senior/Person with disability: $2.93
• Children (Under age 6): Free
• Value Pass: $23.67

Vehicle
• Up to and...

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December 16, 2021 10:03 AM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, December 20th, to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, December 20th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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December 14, 2021 11:00 AM

Snow expected this week, travel with caution

Light snow and freezing temperatures are forecasted in our area this week. We will be monitoring the weather and treating the roads and the ferry deck as needed. Please travel with extra caution as roads, sidewalks and ferry deck may be slick. The speed...

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December 6, 2021 8:32 AM

Morning Fuel Run today to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run this morning, December 6th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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December 3, 2021 2:55 PM

Loading lanes to reopen tonight for 7:20 p.m. Steilacoom departure

Pierce County Ferry loading lanes in Steilacoom will reopen this evening, Friday, Dec. 3. Starting with the 7:20 p.m. Steilacoom departure, all drive-on passengers will need to queue in the regular loading lanes. Please do not queue on Commercial Street...

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December 2, 2021 1:49 PM

UPDATE: New ferry fares effective Jan. 1, 2022

Please see updated information on Value Pass tickets. Pierce County Ferry’s new fares go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Walk-On, Vehicle Passenger, and Bicycle
• Adults (Ages 19 and up): $5.92
• Youth/Senior/Person with disability: $2.93
• Children (Under age...

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December 2, 2021 10:31 AM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, December 6th, to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, December 6th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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November 29, 2021 7:43 AM

Starting today: Steilacoom Loading Lanes temporarily rerouted to Commercial Street 11/29-12/3

The Steilacoom Loading Lanes will be temporarily closed between Monday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. 3, as part of the Town of Steilacoom’s Roundabout Project. During this time, the loading lanes will be reduced to one lane and rerouted to Commercial Street...

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November 26, 2021 11:00 AM

11/29-12/3: Steilacoom Loading Lanes temporarily rerouted to Commercial Street

The Steilacoom Loading Lanes will be temporarily closed between Monday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. 3, as part of the Town of Steilacoom’s Roundabout Project. During this time, the loading lanes will be reduced to one lane and rerouted to Commercial Street...

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November 24, 2021 2:56 PM

Loading lane closure instructions for Ketron Island residents

Ketron residents will need to stop by the Steilacoom Terminal ticketing window and pick up a sign that will be used while loading lanes are temporarily closed Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 3. As part of the Town of Steilacoom’s Roundabout Project...

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November 24, 2021 11:37 AM

Five tips to help you have a happy holiday experience on Pierce County Ferry this season:

Here are five tips to help you have a happy holiday experience on Pierce County Ferry this season:

1. Be on time for your holiday gatherings! Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your desired departure time and remain in your vehicle except to purchase...

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November 23, 2021 12:20 PM

11/29-12/3: Steilacoom Loading Lanes temporarily rerouted to Commercial Street

The Steilacoom Loading Lanes will be temporarily closed between Monday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. 3, as part of the Town of Steilacoom’s Roundabout Project. During this time, the loading lanes will be reduced to one lane and rerouted to Commercial Street...

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November 15, 2021 3:32 PM

Expect delays today due to a power outage on Anderson Island.

Expect delays today due to a power outage on Anderson Island.

November 15, 2021 7:25 AM

Morning Fuel Run today will impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run this morning. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled, including the 10...

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November 14, 2021 2:23 PM

Due to required maintenance tonight, the following runs are canceled: 9:10pm, 10:20pm & 10:50pm.

Due to required maintenance on the apron tonight, the following departure times are canceled: 9:10pm, 10:20pm & 10:50pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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November 10, 2021 3:07 PM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, November 15th to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, Nov. 15. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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November 9, 2021 9:50 AM

The elevator on the ferry is out of service until further notice.

The elevator on the ferry is out of service until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will send an updated Rider Alert when the issue is resolved.

November 4, 2021 10:02 AM

Terminal waiting areas now open; masks required indoors.

The waiting areas at the Steilacoom and Anderson Island terminals are now open during business hours. Vending machines at the Steilacoom Terminal have been restocked, and the terminal will no longer be closed from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. for cleaning.
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November 1, 2021 7:45 AM

Fuel Run this morning, November 1st, to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, November 1st. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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October 31, 2021 3:57 PM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, November 1st to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, November 1st. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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October 27, 2021 2:03 PM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, November 1st to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, November 1st. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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October 19, 2021 2:12 PM

Steilacoom roundabout work to impact Lane #3 access on Oct. 20-21

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Thursday, Oct. 21, the contractor working on the Town of Steilacoom’s roundabout project will be working on the median north of the intersection (adjacent to Lane #3). During this work, access to Lane #3 will be impacted. Please...

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October 18, 2021 8:02 AM

Morning Fuel Run today will impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run today. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled, including the 10:35 a.m...

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October 15, 2021 12:05 PM

The ticketing system including the phone app and scanners are offline.

The ticketing system including the phone app and scanners are offline. Single-use tickets are available at the ticket counter cash and credit. We are working to resolve and we'll update as soon as the system is back up and running.

October 13, 2021 1:31 PM

Morning Fuel Run on Monday, October 18th to impact ferry schedule.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, October 18th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are...

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October 6, 2021 9:20 AM

8:55am departure from AI departed 10 min late. Expect on-time departure from Steilacoom at 12:10pm.

The 8:55am departure from Anderson Island departed 10 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from Steilacoom at 12:10pm.

October 6, 2021 8:26 AM

Expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry Oct. 6-7

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry Oct. 6-7. For runs departing Steilacoom, expect to see two brush cutters and two dump trucks pulling trailers on the 8:20 a.m. run. For runs departing Anderson Island, expect to...

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October 4, 2021 3:20 PM

Paving work for Steilacoom roundabout on Oct. 5

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the contractor working on the Town of Steilacoom’s roundabout project will be paving along the recently installed curb lines throughout the area. The following areas are the three primary locations that may impact ferry passengers:

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October 4, 2021 7:39 AM

Morning fuel service run to impact ferry schedule today.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, October 4th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled...

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September 30, 2021 3:19 PM

Expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry Oct. 1

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry Oct. 1. For runs departing Steilacoom, expect to see two brush cutters and two dump trucks pulling trailers on the 8:20 a.m. run. For runs departing Anderson Island, expect to...

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September 29, 2021 2:00 PM

Morning fuel service run to impact ferry schedule on Monday, October 4th.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, October 4th. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled...

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September 24, 2021 1:13 PM

Expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry Sept. 27-30

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry Sept. 27-30. For runs departing Steilacoom, expect to see two brush cutters and four dump trucks on the 8:20 a.m. run. For runs departing Anderson Island, expect to see four dump...

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September 23, 2021 7:43 AM

Expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry Sept. 23 and 24

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry Sept. 23 and 24. For runs departing Steilacoom, expect to see one pickup and four dump trucks on the 8:20 a.m. run. For runs departing Anderson Island, expect to see four dump...

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September 22, 2021 3:16 PM

Expect construction activity in Steilacoom on Thursday & Friday; travel with extreme caution

On Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, the contractor working on the Town of Steilacoom’s roundabout project will be working on the sidewalk at Lafayette Street by the Steilacoom loading lanes. Drivers entering Lane 1 should expect activity at the...

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September 17, 2021 3:28 PM

Expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry Sept. 20 and 21

Paving on Eckenstam Johnson Road north of Brandt Road will take place Sept. 20 and 21 if weather allows. Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry both days. For runs departing Steilacoom, expect to see two pickups and...

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September 16, 2021 3:58 PM

Expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry tomorrow

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry Sept. 17. Three dump trucks are expected on the 5:45 a.m. run and the 10:35 run departing Steilacoom, as well as the 7:35 a.m. run and the 12:45 p.m. run departing Anderson...

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September 15, 2021 12:57 PM

Morning fuel service run to impact ferry schedule on Monday, Sept 20.

There will be a fuel service run on Monday morning, Sept 20. The fuel tankers will be traveling on the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island. As a result, passenger services for those times are canceled,...

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September 15, 2021 10:45 AM

Non-peak season fares effective Oct. 1. Unused peak ticket refund requests accepted through Oct. 10.

Non-peak season fares go into effect Oct. 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Peak season tickets will still be accepted after Oct. 1. The deadline to request a refund for any unused peak season tickets is Oct. 10, 2021. All requests must be submitted...

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September 14, 2021 3:36 PM

Expect to see additional Pierce County heavy equipment on ferry Sept. 15 and 16

Ferry riders should expect to see additional Pierce County heavy equipment on the ferry Sept. 15 and 16. A trailer will travel on the 5:45 a.m. run departing Steilacoom and return carrying an excavator on the 8:55 a.m. run departing Anderson Island on...

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September 13, 2021 2:00 PM

Preventive maintenance requires evening cancellations on Sunday, Oct. 3

A Pierce County crew will be doing routine preventive maintenance work at the Anderson Island Terminal on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Please plan your trip accordingly as the following runs will be canceled:
• 9:10 p.m. from Anderson Island
• 10:20 p.m. from...

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September 13, 2021 11:00 AM

Steilacoom Roundabout project update

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, the contractor working for the Town of Steilacoom will begin work in the intersection of Union Avenue and Martin Street by Perkins Park.

While most of the work will be behind the existing sidewalk and in the park area, there...

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September 10, 2021 3:03 PM

The elevator on board the vessel is out of service until further notice.

The elevator on board the vessel is out of service until further notice. We are working on fixing this issue and will provide an update when it is repaired.

September 10, 2021 2:00 PM

Expect to see Pierce County work trucks on ferry Sept. 11

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County work trucks and heavy equipment on the ferry Saturday, Sept. 11. Crews will travel on the 5:45 a.m. run departing Steilacoom and the 12:45 p.m. run departing Anderson Island. There will be two pickup trucks...

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September 10, 2021 11:00 AM

Steilacoom Roundabout project update

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, the contractor working for the Town of Steilacoom will begin work in the intersection of Union Avenue and Martin Street by Perkins Park.

While most of the work will be behind the existing sidewalk and in the park area, there...

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September 7, 2021 3:40 PM

Due to a medical issue at the AI terminal, the 3:15 departure is delayed 20 minutes. On time 7:20.

Due to a medical issue at the AI terminal, the 3:15 departure is delayed 20 minutes. Expect on time at 7:20.

September 7, 2021 8:21 AM

UPDATE: Fuel service run to Anderson Island on September 7th to impact morning ferry schedule

Pierce County Ferry will have a morning fuel service run on Tuesday, September 7th.

Passenger services for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. 9:00 a.m. service provider run to Ketron...

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August 31, 2021 12:02 PM

September-June ferry schedule in effect Sept. 1; two-boat service canceled for Labor Day weekend

We will be transitioning to the September-June schedule (one-boat service) starting Wednesday, Sept. 1. There will be no two-boat service over the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3 and 6) due to a staffing shortage. Additionally, the 4:45 a.m. and 5:15 a.m....

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August 30, 2021 9:21 AM

Expect minor delays for morning departures through Wednesday due to shoreside staff shortage

There is a shoreside staff shortage today through Wednesday. As a result, a vessel crew member will be assisting with scanning all passenger tickets. Please expect minor delays for morning departures through Wednesday.

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August 28, 2021 11:05 AM

Emergency repairs complete; vehicle weight restriction lifted

The crew has completed the emergency repairs on Anderson Island. The weight restriction for vehicles in excess of 30,000 pounds gross vehicle weight is no longer in effect. Thank you for your patience.

August 27, 2021 2:34 PM

Update: Contractor scheduled for emergency repairs. Continued weight restriction until completed.

Update to temporary vehicle weight restriction:

A Pierce County contractor will be making emergency repairs to the Anderson Island ferry ramp (apron) on Saturday, Aug. 28. Cracks around the hinge of the ramp were identified, requiring immediate repairs....

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August 27, 2021 10:40 AM

Vehicles weighing 30,000+ lbs are restricted from using the ferry until further notice

Effective immediately, vehicles weighing in excess of 30,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight, are restricted from using the ferry system until further notice due to an urgent ramp issue at Anderson Island. We are working to get this issue resolved as soon as...

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August 25, 2021 2:43 PM

Expect to see Pierce County work trucks on ferry Aug. 26-Sept. 17

Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County work trucks and heavy equipment on the ferry on weekdays from Aug. 26-Sept. 17. One excavator will be brought over on a trailer on the 10:35 a.m. run departing Steilacoom on both Thursday, Aug. 26 and...

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August 23, 2021 9:09 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on Tuesday, September 7th to impact morning ferry schedule

Pierce County Ferry will have a morning fuel service run on Tuesday, September 7th.

Passenger services for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. 9:00 a.m. service provider run to Ketron...

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August 20, 2021 9:41 AM

UPDATE: 9:30am departure from Steilacoom left on-time

Minor delays were expected this morning. As an update, the 9:30am departure from Steilacoom left on time and we are now departing as scheduled. Please follow the September through June Schedule. https://www.piercecountywa.gov/2200/Ferry-Schedule

August 20, 2021 6:12 AM

The ferry has departed for AI. expect minor delays the remainder of the morning.

The ferry has departed for AI. expect minor delays the remainder of the morning.

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August 18, 2021 10:25 AM

Two-boat service canceled for August 20, 22, 27, 29

Two-boat service for August 20, 22, 27 and 29 is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

August 11, 2021 12:19 PM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on Monday, Aug. 16 to impact ferry schedule

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, Aug. 16.

Passenger services for the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 10:50 p.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. The twice-monthly maintenance run departing Steilacoom at...

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August 3, 2021 12:20 PM

12:10 departure from Steilacoom is delayed, more information to come

The 12:10 departure from Steilacoom is delayed. More information will be posted as soon as possible regarding the departure time and impact to schedule.

August 3, 2021 9:10 AM

Two-boat service canceled for August 6, 8, 13 & 15

Two-boat service for August 6, 8, 13 and 15 is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

August 1, 2021 11:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on Aug. 2 to impact ferry schedule

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, Aug. 2.

Passenger service for the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and 10:50 p.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. The twice-monthly maintenance run departing Steilacoom at 9...

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July 31, 2021 11:00 AM

Two-boat service canceled for Aug. 1

Two-boat service for Sunday, Aug. 1, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 30, 2021 11:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on Aug. 2 to impact ferry schedule

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, Aug. 2.

Passenger service for the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and 10:50 p.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. The twice-monthly maintenance run departing Steilacoom at 9...

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July 30, 2021 10:04 AM

Ferry service is running 15 minutes late. On-time departure from Steilacoom expected at 12:10pm.

Ferry service is running 15 minutes late. On-time departure from Steilacoom expected at 12:10pm. https://www.piercecountywa.gov/2200/Ferry-Schedule

July 29, 2021 12:00 PM

Two-boat service canceled for Aug. 1

Two-boat service for Sunday, Aug. 1, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 28, 2021 1:33 PM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on Aug. 2 to impact ferry schedule

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, Aug. 2.

Passenger service for the 8:35 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and 10:50 p.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. The twice-monthly maintenance run departing Steilacoom at 9...

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July 27, 2021 1:33 PM

Two-boat service canceled for Aug. 1

Two-boat service for Sunday, Aug. 1, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 25, 2021 4:00 PM

Due to full loads and a disabled vehicle, expect minor delays for the remainder of the evening.

Due to full loads and a disabled vehicle, expect minor delays for the remainder of the evening.

July 24, 2021 11:00 AM

Two-boat service canceled for July 25

Two-boat service for Sunday, July 25, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 23, 2021 12:51 PM

Additional run added: 1:15 departure from Steilacoom to Anderson Island. Please remain in vehicle.

An additional run has been added today for a 1:15pm departure from Steilacoom to Anderson Island. Please remain in vehicle and be prepare to load. The September-June schedule will then continue, with a scheduled 2:45pm departure from Steilacoom.

July 20, 2021 12:02 PM

Two-boat service canceled for July 23 and 25

Two-boat service for Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 19, 2021 11:00 AM

The 10:35 AM ferry left 16 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from AI at 12:45 PM.

The 10:35 AM ferry left 16 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from AI at 12:45 PM

July 15, 2021 10:01 AM

9:30am departure from Steilacoom 13 minutes late; expect on-time departure from Steilacoom at 12:00

9:30am departure from Steilacoom running 13 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from Steilacoom at 12:00pm.
https://www.piercecountywa.gov/2200/Ferry-Schedule

July 13, 2021 7:03 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on July 19 to impact ferry schedule with cancelation of runs

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, July 19. All passenger service for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. Additionally, the 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron...

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July 8, 2021 7:15 AM

Two-boat service canceled for July 11

Two-boat service for Sunday, July 11, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please plan your ferry trip accordingly. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 1, 2021 4:15 PM

The 3:50 pm ferry from Steilacoom left 20 minutes late due to full loads. On time at 10:20 pm.

The 3:50 pm ferry from Steilacoom left 20 minutes late due to full loads. We're expecting delays in in till 10:20 pm.

July 1, 2021 8:17 AM

Steilacoom Roundabout project to begin July 6

The contractor working for the Town of Steilacoom will begin work on the Steilacoom Roundabout project July 6, 2021. Work hours are from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday- Friday. Construction crews are working to minimize traffic impacts to ferry riders....

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June 11, 2021 8:43 AM

Two-boat schedule in effect Fri & Mon of July 4th holiday weekend.

Two-boat schedule (Daily Summer July-August) is in effect Friday & Monday of July 4th holiday weekend. Saturday & Sunday will follow the Daily September-June schedule.

Regular two-boat summer schedule (Fridays and Sundays) begins July 9 through August...

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June 8, 2021 9:53 AM

June 14-17 and June 22-23 the 10:20 pm Steilacoom & 10:50 pm AI departures will be canceled.

Maintenance work on pontoons will be done at the Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island ferry landings at night, June 14-17 and June 22-23. The 10:20 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 10:50 p.m. departure from Anderson Island will be cancelled...

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May 20, 2021

Memorial Day weekend two-boat schedule runs Fri & Mon; low tides may cause delays May 25-30.

There will be a 2-boat schedule (Daily Summer schedule) in effect for Friday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend; Saturday and Sunday will run on the Daily September through June schedule.

Extremely low tides may cause departure delays between May 25-30.

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May 17, 2021 1:28 PM

May 18 ramp repairs on Anderson Island result in cancelation of the 9:10, 10:20, and 10:50 pm runs.

May 18 - Emergent ramp repairs on Anderson Island will result in cancelation of the 9:10, 10:20, and 10:50 pm runs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

May 13, 2021 7:33 AM

Tonight's 10:50 pm ferry from Anderson Island will be canceled for ramp inspections.

Tonight's 10:50 pm ferry from Anderson Island will be canceled for ramp inspections for pending repairs.

May 13, 2021 4:55 AM

Coast Guard training exercise May 13. Service will not be impacted.

The United States Coast Guard will be conducting a training exercise May 13, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Tolivia Shoal. Ferry service will not be impacted. For further information, please visit the Local Notice to Mariners (LNM)...

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May 7, 2021 7:31 AM

The 9:10 will depart 15 minutes late from Steilacoom to tow a vehicle.

The 9:10 will depart 15 minutes late from Steilacoom to tow a vehicle; we expect to be back on schedule for the 12:10 ferry.

April 30, 2021 6:42 AM

In the month of May, extremely low tides (0 ft and below) will affect low-riding vehicles.

In the month of May, extremely low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. For safety reasons, crews will restrict boarding when tides are at 0 feet or below; other runs may be delayed or canceled entirely when tides are -2’ or below. Pierce County Ferry...

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April 29, 2021 9:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island will impact ferry schedule May 3 with cancellation of runs.

On May 3, the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom & 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are cancelled. There will also be no 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron Island, nor 9:00/9:30 a.m. service runs to/from Ketron.

December 23, 2020 12:50 PM

Discontinuing Ferry Tracker tool later this month; unavailable on website. Sorry for inconvenience.

Ferry Tracker tool to be discontinued later this month and unavailable on website. No budget for replacement tool. Other vessel tracking tools are available online. Loading lane cameras show when ferry at or near docks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

November 30, 2020 2:50 PM

Steilacoom terminal will be closed 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Dec. 1

Steilacoom terminal will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. In-person tickets at the terminal will not be available during this time. Online tickets can be purchased any time.

September 25, 2020 4:15 PM

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards. Thank you for your patience as we work to apply solutions to help reduce line cutting occurrences. An alternative solution will be implemented at a later date.

September 15, 2020 9:09 AM

New oversize/overweight load policy for Pierce County Ferry; modular homes no longer accepted.

New policy addresses oversize and overweight loads on Pierce County Ferry system. We may not accept oversize or overweight loads that negatively affect ferry service. Specifically, modular homes will no longer be accepted. View policy at link below.

September 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules for flammable liquids and using medical priority boarding.

Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.

August 18, 2020 2:00 PM

On Sept. 1, Youth fares reduced to $2.70; ID may be required. Overwide vehicles reduced to 8.5’.

Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.

Overwide vehicles (reduced from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high...

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June 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry.

To comply with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pierce County Ferry will require that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry, effective Friday, June 26.

Latest Update:

August 20, 2021 10:31 AM

Update August 20, 2021: In accordance with Gov. Inslee’s masking mandate, all passengers and employees—regardless of their vaccination status—are required to wear a face mask when in indoor spaces such as the ferry passenger cabin and terminals. Masks are also required outdoors where social distancing is not possible. Masks are available at the Steilacoom Terminal and onboard upon request.

June 1, 2020 3:16 PM

Recent driving incidents prompt reminder: PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior.

Recent aggressive driving incidents endangered safety of crew and passengers. PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior. Please bring patience and courtesy when riding ferry and follow directions of crew.

May 18, 2020 3:24 PM

Stay home, Stay Healthy. Ferry cabin limited to 25 passengers. Please follow social distancing.

Ferry passenger cabin is limited to 25 passengers. This allows more space for passengers and crew to maintain social distance. Please follow social distancing while in waiting lines, at terminal, and on the ferry. Pierce County Ferry supports essential...

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March 17, 2020 3:18 PM

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update - USCG crew requirements now added

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update page now includes US Coast Guard crew requirement to operate ferry. We strive to keep you informed, so that you can make appropriate plans. Please follow link and stay informed.

March 13, 2020

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Updates

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19. Please follow link to learn about the latest service updates.

March 6, 2020 11:19 AM

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets. Thank you.

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets; they'll be scanned on the terminal during boarding. Thank you for your attention to this change in procedure.

March 5, 2020 2:47 PM

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department regarding COVID-19.

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19.

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June 26, 2019 3:18 PM

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. Do not leave gaps.

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. To avoid opportunities for line cutting, park directly behind vehicle ahead of you and do not leave gaps; stay with your vehicle. See link for updated ferry loading guidelines..

Planning & Public Works Alert

22 Alerts
January 21, 2022 4:09 PM

Development Center Customers, Please Continue to Use Online Services

We have extended our request that Development Center customers continue using online services until further notice. While our lobby will remain open, customers are encouraged to use one of the following alternative options to conduct business:

Email:...

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January 7, 2022 4:41 PM

Development Center Customers Encouraged to Use Online Services

Please use online services through Jan. 21
In response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we are encouraging our customers to use online services through Jan. 21, 2022. Our lobby will remain open and staff will continue to provide services through a...

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January 7, 2022 1:42 PM

Key Center Transfer Station Closed Jan. 7

Key Center Transfer Station is closed Jan. 7, 2022 due to a fallen tree. Other transfer stations remain open at this time. For a list of other Pierce County transfer stations, visit: piercecountywa.gov/transferstations

January 4, 2022 1:25 PM

Murrey's Disposal running on holiday schedule week of Jan. 3

!! SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE WEEK OF 01/03/2022 SERVICE !!!!
After our attempt to service our Commercial and Residential customers today 1/04/2022, we have come to the conclusion that most roads are too icy to service. We have decided to switch to a...

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January 4, 2022 1:21 PM

Lemay pick-up service canceled Jan. 4

Due to the inclement weather conditions today, Tuesday January 4th, all routes have been canceled. Lemay has been operating all morning but it is considerably unsafe in neighborhoods and parking lots.
They will be running on holiday schedule, which means...

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January 4, 2022 11:11 AM

University Place Refuse and Recycling update Jan. 4

University Place Refuse and Recycling is doing their best to service customers today where it is safe to do so. They will also return to icy spots from yesterday's and today's routes when we can safely do so. For a full list of all winter weather alerts...

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January 4, 2022 11:10 AM

Murrey's Disposal pickup delays Jan. 4

All scheduled services are currently operating on a delay, and will not resume until 10:00 a.m. this morning, at the earliest. Once routes have been deemed safe to resume, trash and recycling routes will operate until 4:30 p.m. Customers that are...

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December 31, 2021 8:37 AM

Garbage, recycling and yard waste service update for Dec. 31

Garbage, recycling and yard waste service are impacted by the snow and ice. To find out about updates to your service or ask questions please visit your providers webpage or social media. Website and contact information can be found at www.piercecountywa...

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December 30, 2021 8:22 AM

Transfer Stations update for Dec. 30

Hidden Valley and Prairie Ridge transfer stations will open starting at 10a.m. today for recycling, garbage and yard waste. Purdy and Key Center transfer stations will be closed today. The plan is to open normal hours at all sites tomorrow. www....

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December 30, 2021 6:49 AM

Garbage, recycling and yard waste service update for Dec. 30

Garbage, recycling and yard waste service are impacted by the snow and ice. To find out about updates to your service or ask questions please visit your providers webpage or social media. Website and contact information can be found here...

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December 29, 2021 9:12 AM

Murray Disposal Service Announcement for Dec. 29

There will not be any residential service today. We will be running very limited commercial and Roll off services.
We request that all customers double up by placing extra bags for garbage and extra bio degradable bags for yardwaste next to their...

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December 29, 2021 9:10 AM

University Place Refuse and Recycle Service Update for Dec. 29

Please have your garbage and recycling carts out at the curb at regular time tomorrow. We will service all stops we can safely access. If your carts are not emptied tomorrow, please leave them out until we are able to safely return and service them....

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December 29, 2021 6:39 AM

Service Alert for Dec. 29 LeMay- Pierce County Refuse

Residential routes have been cancelled for today, Wednesday December 29th.
We will be able to pick up extra material on your next service day.
The compacted snow and ice on most residential roads is not safe for operating the garbage trucks.

December 28, 2021 1:29 PM

Murrey's Disposal pick-up cancelled Dec. 28.

Scheduled residential and commercial collection services for Murrey's Disposal customers have been canceled for today (12/28). Customers who were not serviced during inclement weather should double up for their next garbage pick-up and place tied bags...

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December 28, 2021 11:08 AM

Key Center Transfer Station Closed Dec. 28

Key Center transfer station is closed. Currently, all other Pierce County transfer stations remain open. For locations, hours and contact information visit https://www.piercecountywa.gov/1541/Transfer-Stations

December 27, 2021 3:33 PM

University Place Refuse cancels yard waste service for Dec. 28

Due to road conditions, University Place Refuse and Recycling was able to service most routes today, December 27th. Customers on routes they were unable to service can leave cans curbside for pick-up when conditions have improved.
Yard waste service for...

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December 27, 2021 9:44 AM

Development Center lobby closed, services available via live chat, phone and email

The Development Center lobby is closed today, December 27th. Staff remain available until 4:30 p.m. via live chat, phone and email to assist customers.

December 27, 2021 7:40 AM

LRI Transfer Stations closed Dec. 27

CLOSURE UPDATE -- All LRI sites will be closed today, 12/27, due to ongoing winter weather and icy road conditions. The safety of our customers and employees is LRI's first priority. They plan on opening normal hours tomorrow, 12/28 and apologize for any...

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December 26, 2021 3:12 PM

All Transfer Stations Closed

CLOSURE UPDATE! All Transfer Station sites will close at noon today, 12/26 due to ongoing winter weather. All sites will be open and operating on normal hours tomorrow, 12/27. Customers will be updated if anything changes.

December 26, 2021 8:34 AM

Key Center Transfer Station closed, all other sites open

The Key Center Transfer Station is closed Sunday, Dec. 26, due to icy roads on the Peninsula. All other transfer station sites will be open normal hours. For more information go to www.piercecountywa.gov/transferstations.

March 27, 2020 1:18 PM

Updated guidance for commercial and residential inspections

Inspections are limited to specific types until the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is lifted.

March 25, 2020 12:33 PM

Development Center lobby is closed, but permitting services continue

In accordance with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order from Governor Inslee, our lobby is now closed. Our staff continues to provide permitting functions, including application intake and review, and inspections. We are available to assist you by email at...

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Roads Alert

10 Alerts
April 8, 2022 3:57 PM

Rosedale St. NW (Back Open)

Rosedale St. NW was closed in the 7500 block due to a tree leaning on utility lines over the roadway. The road was closed to through traffic from 66th Ave. NW to 78th Ave. NW. This road is back open.

April 4, 2022 2:05 PM

Road Closures - April 4, 2022

Pierce County road crews have been responding to downed trees and debris due to breezy conditions on Monday, April 4, 2022. Current road closures are listed below.

3 p.m. UPDATE
- Eighth Avenue South at 364th Street South and 390th Street South is closed...

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March 4, 2022 5:02 PM

Key Peninsula Highway repairs (March 7 update)

Update:
Key Peninsula Highway NW between Hoff Road NW and Cornwall Road NW is back open as of 3:35 p.m. March 7. The culvert replacement work is complete.

Original March 4 post:
Key Peninsula Highway NW been reduced to one lane with alternating traffic...

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March 2, 2022 11:10 AM

Orville Road E Reopens (April 1 update)

Update as of 4 p.m. April 1: Both lanes of the road are now open for travel.
Additional cleanup work along the shoulders, ditches and slopes will be needed next week. The road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic at the mudslide location...

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March 1, 2022 11:55 AM

South Prairie Carbon River Road closure (Back open)

South Prairie Carbon River Road is closed at 223rd Ave. E due to water over the roadway as of 11:35 a.m. March 1. This road is back open as of 2:33 p.m. March 2.

March 1, 2022 9:46 AM

Brooks Road E closure (Back Open)

Brooks Road E from Orville Road E to Neadham Road E is back open as of 1:30 p.m. March 7. It was closed due to a mudslide around 9 a.m. Feb. 28.

March 1, 2022 9:16 AM

Orville Road E closure (Back open)

Orville Road E from Brooks Road E to 264th St. E was closed due to a mudslide at 248th St. E as of 12:15 a.m. March 1. This road is back open as of 11:30 a.m. March 1.

March 1, 2022 9:09 AM

South Prairie Rd E closure (Back open)

South Prairie Rd E is closed between 234th Ave. E and State Hwy 162 in South Prairie due to water over the roadway as of 1 a.m. March 1. This road is back open as of 11:45 a.m. March 1.

February 28, 2022 4:53 PM

Feb. 28, 2022 Road Update

Heavy rain is expected to continue overnight, with lighter rain through Friday. Crews responded today to multiple sites with water over the roadway. They will monitor these sites until the water recedes.

We’ll have a small team out overnight to monitor...

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January 8, 2022 5:31 AM

264th St. E closure

264th St E from Orting-Kapowsin Hwy to 118th Ave. E remains closed due to a culvert washout that occurred in January 2022. Visit www.piercecountywa.gov/264thculvert for more information.

Stormwater & Flooding Alert

4 Alerts
February 28, 2022 2:49 PM

NWS Issues Flood Warning For Puyallup River at Orting - February 28

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING on the Puyallup River this evening until early afternoon, March 1. Minor flooding is anticipated in low lying areas including Orville Rd E, south of Brooks Rd, Neadham Rd and near Tomolla Farm...

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February 28, 2022 10:04 AM

Flood Watch issued for Pierce County rivers by National Weather Service (NWS)

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a FLOOD WATCH for Pierce County rivers effective Monday night (February 28) through Wednesday afternoon (March 2). With moderate to heavy rainfall in the lowlands and mountains coupled with higher snow...

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January 6, 2022 10:49 PM

Flood Warning for the South Prairie Creek at South Prairie

January 6, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the South Prairie Creek at South Prairie affecting Pierce County in effect through Friday evening. The river is expected to rise to a crest of 6049.4 cfs late this evening. It...

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January 6, 2022 2:00 PM

Cancelled Flood Warning for the Puyallup River near Orting

January 7, 2022

UPDATE

The National Weather Service (NWS) has cancelled a Flood Warning for the Puyallup River near the Orting area and upstream reaches. There us little rain in the forecast for today. The Puyallup River near Orting has receded below...

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Tacoma Narrows Airport Alert

5 Alerts
December 30, 2021 2:09 PM

Pierce County Airport -Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways are open

Both Pierce County Airport -Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways are open. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up-to-date airport runway information.

December 30, 2021 8:45 AM

Pierce County Airport-Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways closed this morning, Dec. 30

Pierce County Airport - Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways are closed this morning, Thursday, Dec. 30 for snow plowing. Both runways will be open this afternoon pending no new snow accumulations. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM)...

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December 28, 2021 7:02 PM

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway open

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway is open this evening, Tuesday, Dec. 28. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up-to-date airport runway information.

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December 28, 2021 1:00 PM

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway closed Dec. 28; snow and ice removal to be conducted

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway is closed Tuesday, Dec. 28, due to icy runways. Crews will be conducting snow and ice removal this afternoon. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up-to-date...

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December 26, 2021 5:46 PM

Pierce County Airport-Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways closed Dec. 27

Tacoma Narrows and Pierce County Thun Field runways will be closed Dec. 27 due to icy runways. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up to date airport runway information. Other airport...

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Thun Field Alert

5 Alerts
December 30, 2021 2:11 PM

Pierce County Airport -Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways are open

Both Pierce County Airport -Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways are open. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up-to-date airport runway information.

December 30, 2021 8:46 AM

Pierce County Airport-Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways closed this morning, Dec. 30

Pierce County Airport - Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways are closed this morning, Thursday, Dec. 30 for snow plowing. Both runways will be open this afternoon pending no new snow accumulations. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM)...

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December 29, 2021 2:56 PM

Pierce County-Thun Field runway is open

Pierce County-Thun Field runway is open for operations, Wednesday, Dec. 29. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up-to-date airport runway information.

December 28, 2021 1:29 PM

Pierce County Airport- Thun Field runways closed Dec. 28

The Pierce County Airport-Thun Field runway is closed Tuesday, Dec. 28, due to icy runways. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up-to-date airport runway information. Other airport services...

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December 26, 2021 5:45 PM

Pierce County Airport- Thun Field and Tacoma Narrows Airport runways closed Dec. 27

Tacoma Narrows and Thun Field Airport runways will be closed Dec. 27 due to icy runways. Check Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ for the most up to date airport runway information. Other airport services...

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