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DDOT suspends Circulator service

Update (1:40 p.m.): DDOT has suspended DC Circulator service for all routes due to deteriorating conditions.

DDOT plans to resume Circulator service two hours late on Sunday morning; the system will open at 9 a.m., instead of 7 a.m., to allow sufficient time to clear the routes.

Original post: Service on the D.C. Circulator line in Georgetown has been interrupted due to the winter storm, according to the District Department of Transportation.

"The snow fall is coming in rapidly and as such buses returning late last night were having difficulty making it up the hill on Whitehaven Parkway," said DDOT Director Gabe Klein. "Safety is always our top priority and as such we feel at this time we need to reroute this route."

The Union Station - Georgetown route will be rerouted to serve lower K Street westbound and M Street eastbound in Georgetown. Wisconsin Avenue will not be served north of M Street, DDOT said. Passengers on Wisconsin Avenue may use Metrobus routes 31, 32, and 36. However, Metro warned that there will be significant delays in service today.

DDOT also said service to the parking garage at Union Station may be suspended depending on the conditions of the ramps into the garage. Crews have been salting but below freezing temperatures are making for icy conditions. If necessary, crews will be stationed at the entrance to the parking garage stop (at the escalators) to direct passengers if a rerouting is put into effect, the agency said.

DDOT said all other routes are running as scheduled.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 19, 2009; 7:17 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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