Metro’s Tuesday afternoon commute is over with no weather-related or other significant disruptions to report.
As of 7:00 PM, there are no Metro routes being affected by the weather, however Metro remains vigilant and prepared to respond as needed if snow should fall.
Transit users are advised to plan ahead for possible snow overnight Tuesday, but also to be aware of actual conditions and respond accordingly.
If it’s not snowy or icy, Metro service operates normally.
If snow or ice affect transit, Metro will post information online and by Transit Alerts.
Snowfall can create challenges for all vehicles; bus operations can change rapidly in snowy or icy conditions.
Here are some tips for bus travel if it does snow:
• Know the snow routing for your bus route. Check timetables for snow route maps for each route. Not every bus route has snow routing, but most do;
• When buses are on snow routing, some streets and bus stops may be missed and there are often delays due to travel conditions. There is new snow routing in many areas that is different from past years, so be sure to check the snow routes for the routes you use most often or are likely to use during snow;
• Metro uses an online color-coded map to keep riders advised of the status of its bus service. All bus routes are assigned into one or more of seven King County geographic areas. When there is snow or ice on the roads, the color-coded service status of each area is displayed map. Green indicates buses are operating on normal routes; yellow that some – but not all – routes in the area are on snow routes, and red tells you that all bus routes in the entire geographic area are on snow routing;
- Sign up for Transit Alerts.
• People without online access can call the Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000. General information about service is also sent via the kcmetrobus Twitter account;
• Be patient. Buses are not always on schedule in snowy or icy conditions. And, increased ridership during bad weather can result in crowded buses and a longer-than-usual wait on the phone for the Customer Information Office;
• Dress warmly, wear appropriate footwear for the weather…and expect delays;
• Use bus stops on flat portions of main arterials or at major transfer points such as park-and ride lots, transit centers, or shopping centers.
We expect to return at 6:00 AM on Wednesday to help
keep an Eye On Your Morning Metro Commute.
Thanks for riding and for using Metro’s services.