For immediate release: December 16, 2020

Metrobus service to operate moderate snow plan with detours in effect due to road conditions

Metrobus will begin operating on a moderate snow service plan as of 3 p.m. due to deteriorating road conditions throughout the service area. Under a moderate snow service plan, service on some routes will be suspended and detours will be in effect on selected routes to avoid areas prone to hazardous conditions such as hilly terrain and narrow streets. All buses currently operating on routes will complete their last trip before going out of service.

Customers are encouraged to travel only if necessary and to allow additional travel time due to possible delays as a result of road conditions. Before traveling, riders are encouraged to check for a list of routes operating and detours under a moderate snow plan.

Metrorail service continues to operate on a normal schedule. De-icer trains are running between passenger trains throughout the system to keep the rails clear of snow and ice and may cause minimal delays.

MetroAccess service for customers with disabilities is operating as scheduled; however, customers should expect delays due to ice and slippery road conditions. Customers may wish to reconsider travel plans, as walkways and sidewalks may be slick and door-to-door service may not be possible.

Metro will notify customers of service changes and detours through via MetroAlerts email and text messages, on Twitter @Metrobusinfo @Metrorailinfo and on Customers should sign up for MetroAlerts to receive up to date information about service changes.