For immediate release: February 13, 2021

Metrobus to operate on severe snow service plan this evening, moderate snow service plan tomorrow

Due to deteriorating road conditions from the ongoing ice storm, Metrobus will transition from a moderate snow service plan to a severe snow service plan at 6 p.m. today. Service will be limited to major roads only and travel is strongly discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Buses on lines that do not operate under a severe service plan that are already in service before 6 p.m. will continue operating to the end of the line before going out of service.

Customers traveling when severe snow service is in place should be aware Metrobus may have to suspend all service if road and weather conditions worsen and travel becomes unsafe.

Tomorrow, February 14, Metrobus will begin the day operating on a moderate snow service plan.

Metrorail is expected to continue operating on a regular weekend schedule with scheduled closures of Addison Road, Arlington Cemetery, Franconia-Springfield, and Van Dorn Street stations. De-icer trains are deployed throughout the system and heaters are being utilized to prevent ice buildup on third rails.

MetroAccess expects to provide normal service for its customers this evening and tomorrow; however, some trips may experience delays due to road conditions, and customers are encouraged to travel only if necessary.

Metro customers should allow additional travel time and use caution on platforms, escalators, parking lots and other areas that may be slippery.

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.