For immediate release: February 18, 2021

Metrobus to maintain limited service through closing tonight, resume moderate service Friday morning

Metrobus will remain on a severe snow service plan for the remainder of the night operating on 58 routes along major roads only. With a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and ice, conditions remain hazardous particularly on secondary roads and side streets that may have limited treatment. Customers may experience delays and additional routes may be suspended if roads become impassable. 

Beginning Friday morning, Metrobus will operate on a moderate snow service plan providing service to customers on 110 routes. Under a moderate service plan, detours will be in effect and some routes may be suspended. Roads may refreeze overnight as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. Additional service may be suspended on some routes as necessary, such as those with hilly terrain, sharp curves or other areas prone to hazardous conditions.

Shuttle bus service remains suspended for the night to Arlington Cemetery which is closed for the Platform Improvement Project. Service remains unchanged at Addison Rd, with free shuttle buses operating between Addison Rd and Capital Heights for connections to the Silver Line. On Friday, shuttle buses will operate as scheduled between Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon; and between Addison Rd and Capitol Heights.

Metrorail service continues to operate normal weekday service. Deicer trains are operating across the system and will run through the night to prevent ice buildup on the rails. Additional crews will be out clearing and treating parking lots, garage entrances, sidewalks and platforms at stations as needed. The wintry mix that fell through the day may freeze over causing walkways and sidewalks to be slippery and dangerous. Customers are advised to use caution.

MetroAccess paratransit service for customers with disabilities will complete all scheduled trips today and will operate normal service beginning Friday morning. Customers should be aware of the possibility of weather related delays on roads and allow additional travel time.

Additional information about service adjustments or delays will be provided through MetroAlerts email and text messages on a route-by-route basis, at and on social media @MetrobusInfo @MetrorailInfo. Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive service updates by bus routes or rail lines.