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The ferry Elwha had to be towed to the Anacortes ferry terminal after its engines failed near Shaw Island this morning. A smaller ferry will replace the Elwha while repairs are under way.

Washington State Ferries says the Elwha is out of service until later this week.

The 90-car ferry Sealth is being moved this afternoon from the Eagle Harbor maintenance facility to replace the 144-car Elwha while necessary repairs are made.

WSF says service will return to normal when the Sealth makes the scheduled 6:50 p.m. sailing tonight to Lopez and Orcas Island.

The Elwha had about 100 cars and 200 passengers on board when it was towed to Anacortes.

Three other ferries remain on San Juan Island routes.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,107 Skagit Cases (+0)
<60 Cases in ZIP 98221

98 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
38,060 Tests
NA% Positive

87,042 Cases Statewide (+404)
7,483 Hospitalizations (+6)

2,124 Deaths Statewide (+24)

Updated 9:00 pm September 29, 2020.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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