Metro announces full suspension of service for Monday, October 29
Customers encouraged to heed public warnings, avoid travel
In light of updated forecast information from the National Weather Service projecting higher wind speeds, as well as the closure of Federal Government offices in the Washington area and the possibility of widespread commercial power outages, Metro has announced the following service changes for Monday, October 29, 2012:
Metro service will only be restored when it is safe to do so. Following the storm, Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Service restoration also will be contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations and repair of any storm-related damage.
Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts for information regarding restoration of service as information is known.
In addition, previously scheduled Public Hearings on Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled.
News release issued at 6:57 pm, October 28, 2012.