An employee delivers food to one of the first cars in line at Chick-fil-A’s new restaurant in Marysville on Thursday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

An employee delivers food to one of the first cars in line at Chick-fil-A’s new restaurant in Marysville on Thursday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville drivers wait overnight for Chick-fil-A opening

The popular chicken restaurant began serving at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Police plan to guide traffic for days.

MARYSVILLE — Cars formed a long line outside a new Chick-fil-A restaurant Thursday in Marysville, and police plan to shepherd nearby traffic into the weekend.

“Police said there were people in line overnight,” city spokesperson Connie Mennie said.

The eatery at 8810 36th Ave. NE, near I-5 and 88th Street NE, opened at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Traffic has been heavier than usual but not out of control, Mennie said.

“We don’t know if it will get worse over the weekend or at dinner time, but so far so good,” she said.

Officers are scheduled to guide nearby traffic through Saturday. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays.

To get into town and avoid 88th Street NE, the city recommends using the I-5 exits at Fourth Street or 116th Street. Then use either 51st Avenue NE or 67th Avenue NE to travel north and south.

This is the third Chick-fil-A to open in Snohomish County, with another expected in Lynnwood. It will be the second location for that south county city. The first opened in 2015.

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