Metrobus service suspended at 7 p.m. due to ice
Update, 10:50 a.m.: Metro said bus operators were reporting to their supervisors that buses were starting to slide, which led to the decision to suspend bus service Sunday night.
The transit agency is identifying some of the problematic areas to local departments of transportation so that road treatment and snow removal can be performed in those areas.
Metro added that ice also is a problem for passengers who face dangerous road and sidewalk conditions when stepping on or off buses.
Update, (6:25 p.m.): Metro is suspending the limited bus service that had been operating Sunday due to ice on the roads. Metro officials said in a statement that they would reevaluate conditions in the morning.
Metro warned that commuters should expect very limited bus service Monday.
Officials said MetroAccess service, which provides transportation for the elderly and the disabled, will be limited to three-quarters of a mile from all operational bus routes. Officials said the agency would contact customers if their scheduled trips are canceled.
Update, (5:25 p.m.): Metro says customers who are returning from BWI to Greenbelt via the B30 and need to get downtown will be transported to the nearest open Metrorail station via a free shuttle bus. Greenbelt is an above-ground station and rail service is not operating there, although Metro hopes to resume its rail service in time for the Monday commute.
(Updated, 2:52 p.m.): Metrobus service has now resumed on 30 routes. Limited service has resumed on the following bus routes in the District of Columbia: the 70 line, the 90 line, the S line, the L line, the V8, the 30 line, the X2, the 80 line, the U8, the 50 line, the A2, A6, W2, W6 and W8. In Virginia the 16 line in Arlington and Fairfax counties is operating. In Montgomery County the K6, Q2, 45, 46 and 48 are operating. In Prince George's County the C29 and B30 are running. The B30 runs from BWI/Thurgood Marshall Airport to the Greenbelt Metrorail station.
(Updated, 10:15 a.m.):Metrobus has added service on three more lines: the A, the W6/W8 and the W2.
Metrobuses began running on 10 D.C. routes around 9 a.m. The limited service resumed on the following bus routes: the 70, S, 30s, X2, L, 80s, W4, W6, V, and 50 lines. Metro had suspended all bus service because of the snowstorm.
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