For immediate release: January 2, 2022
Metrobus to operate on severe snow service plan on Monday; Non-essential travel discouragedMetrobus will operate on a severe snow service plan tomorrow, Monday, January 3. Bus service will be limited to major roads only. Delays and increased wait times are likely, and travel is strongly discouraged unless absolutely necessary.
Customers traveling when a severe snow service plan is in place should be aware that Metrobus may have to suspend all service if road and weather conditions worsen and travel becomes unsafe. Consider Metrorail as an alternative when possible.
No weather-related impacts to Metrorail are anticipated at this time. De-icer trains will be deployed and heaters activated to keep the railway free of snow and ice.
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 wmata.com, and on Metro's social media channels @MetrorailInfo and @Metrobusinfo.