Travel info for our Lower Valley football fans headed north for CHS at Blaine……

As promised earlier, here’s travel information for you Cedarcrest High School football fans headed north tonight to see the Red Wolves take on the Blaine Borderites up in Blaine.

Directions: As is the usual custom when you head north to Bellingham or Mount Vernon to games, you’ll want to make your way to I-5, either via US 2/Monroe or the Woodinville-Duvall Road/405. Once on I-5, head north past Bellingham all the way to Blaine and exit 275, which is the exit for the “Truck Crossing” border entry point that commercial vehicles use to bypass the main Peace Arch crossing on I-5. Exit here and once off the freeway, you’ll see the Blaine High School stadium in front of you. At the first street you see (Boblett St.), take a left. Parking will be on your right and also on the campus as well. This can be accessed by turning right on Borderite Way from Boblett to the west of the stadium. You’ll take this route in reverse to get back onto I-5. Allow about 2 ½ hours travel time each direction.

Food/Gas: There are no food or gas spots near the stadium, and since it’s right off the freeway anyway, and many of you will want to get back down here as quickly as possible after the game, your best bets for food or gas will be in Ferndale or Bellingham. Ferndale exit #262 has a McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-In and Subway for food spots and Shell and Chevron for gas, then every exit in Bellingham, in particular the Bellis Fair Mall exits and the one for SR 542, will also have options in both these areas as well. The distance involved in the round trip likely means at least one fill-up on the drive tonight and the travel time involved also likely will have some of you needing a bite to eat also on the drive this evening.

If you will need to fill up, bear in mind that gas prices have gone up a bit in the past 36 hours or so because of refinery shutdowns in Anacortes related to this week’s natural gas service disruption that many of you have heard about over the past few days. While those disruptions have been resolved for the most part, it is anticipated the prices will remain high for a few days until the refinery is fully back up to speed. Be aware of this if you will need to stop in and gas up the car.

Lodging: Again, as noted with the food and gas, if you want to spend the night up there to wait out for light to head back down this way tomorrow, the lodging choices will be in Ferndale or Bellingham. There’s a Motel 6 off the Ferndale exit we just mentioned, then all the exits in Bellingham have lodging options for you.

Have save travels up there tonight and go Red Wolves!

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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