For immediate release: February 17, 2021

Metrobus to operate on moderate snow service plan Thursday; Non-essential travel discouraged

Due to an impending winter storm, Metrobus will begin operating on a moderate snow service plan tomorrow, February 18. Further service reductions are possible if conditions become unsafe, and routes may be suspended at any time if visibility or road conditions make travel hazardous. 

In a moderate snow service plan, service on some routes is suspended and detours will be in effect on certain routes to avoid areas prone to hazardous conditions such as hilly terrain and narrow streets. Click here to see how your travel may be affected.

Metrorail is expected to operate normal weekday service, with de-icer trains deployed and heaters activated to keep the railway free of snow and ice.

Shuttle buses between Rosslyn and Arlington Cemetery stations will not operate due to hazardous road conditions in the area. Customers wishing to travel to Arlington Cemetery may board a free shuttle at Pentagon Station.

MetroAccess expects to provide normal service for its customers; however, customers are encouraged to travel only if necessary. Some trips may experience delays due to road conditions. In the event that door-to-door service is not be possible, curb-to-curb service will be provided instead.

Metro customers should allow additional travel time and use caution on platforms, escalators, parking lots and other areas that may be slippery. Metro will have plows and equipment deployed throughout the system to clear and treat parking lots, walkways and platforms. 

Modifications to service are possible at any time to ensure the safety of Metro customers and employees. Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text and email messages to receive the latest service updates. Additional service information will be provided through MetroAlerts, on the Status and Alerts page at, and on Metro's social media channels @Metrorailinfo and @Metrobusinfo.