For immediate release: February 7, 2021

Metrobus to continue operating on severe snow service plan, resume normal service Monday

Metrobus will continue to operate under a severe snow service plan for the remainder of the day, as a winter storm system moves out of the area and temperatures warm throughout the region. Buses will operate on major roadways only, with most routes that normally operate on Sunday (80 of 89 routes) in service. Detours remain in effect in areas with hazardous conditions and will be lifted on a route-by-route basis as roads improve through the afternoon.

Before traveling today, check to see which routes are operating under a severe snow plan to ensure you are able to get to and from your destination. Customers may experience longer waits between buses, due to delays or detours and may wish to use Metrorail, which is operating normal service, as an alternative.

Normal weekday service will operate for all Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess customers on Monday, February 8. In the event of a refreeze on road surfaces overnight, some bus routes may experience isolated detours in areas with hills, narrow streets or sharp curves more prone to hazardous conditions at the start of the service day.

Metrorail continues to operate regular Sunday service on all lines today. Closures remain in effect at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn St for power system upgrades. Free shuttle buses are provided to/from Eisenhower Ave; however, express shuttle bus service between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon will not operate. Check for information about weekend track work that may affect your trip.

MetroAccess paratransit service for customers with disabilities is also operating normal service during same the hours as rail and bus service for the remainder of the day. Delays may be possible based on road conditions. 

Customers are advised to use caution. Parking lots, walkways and station platforms may be slippery.

Information on additional service changes will be provided through MetroAlerts email and text messages, on the status and alerts page at, or Metro’s social media channels @MetrobusInfo and @MetrorailInfo. Sign up for MetroAlerts to receive up-to-date information by line or frequently used stations.