Buses to shut down by about 9pm
7:25 p.m.: Metrobuses will be pulled out of service starting at about 9:30 tonight. Bus operators will complete the bus routes that they are running before returning to bus garages. Metro will be watching the weather and will make a determination about resuming service in the morning.
Most other local bus services are planning to start to pull their buses off the streets at 9 p.m. tonight, including Alexandria's DASH, Arlington's ART, Fairfax Connector, DC Circulator, PRTC, Fairfax City CUE, and Montgomery County's RIDE ON.
MetroAccess is providing only return service, no new trips.
Earlier: Metrobuses are running on emergency routes only, which means they will avoid side streets, operating only on major thoroughfares, due to icy conditions.
They'll also likely be running behind schedule. As a result, there could be a backup, with buses too full to board, especially if you're boarding in the middle of a bus's route, or outside of downtown.
Lines are also developing at some highly-used bus stops. At West Falls Church, those lines are numbering in the hundreds of people, making catching a bus all but futile.
The Circulator says some of its buses are also stuck at Union Station.
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