For immediate release: January 6, 2022

Metro prepares for winter weather, buses to operate on a moderate snow service plan Friday

Metrobus will begin service on a moderate snow service plan tomorrow, January 7, due to expected snowfall overnight. Click here to see how your travel may be affected. 

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. Approximately 119 out of 183 routes will operate. Bus supervisors will assess roads overnight to ensure they are safe for bus operations. 

No weather-related impacts to Metrorail are anticipated at this time, with de-icer trains deployed and heaters activated to keep the railway free of snow and ice. Red Line shuttle buses between Shady Grove, Rockville, and Twinbrook stations for the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project will operate as scheduled. 

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 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.