Buses operate on reduced schedules for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 8 p.m. Nov. 24, 2010

National Weather Service meteorologists predict up to another inch of snow in King County for Thanksgiving morning.

So, King County Metro Transit continues to operate on snow routes — and a Sunday schedule — for the holiday. Metro plans to ease back to regular operations as ice melts and roadways return to normal.

Riders should check the color-coded map on  for the most current status of Metro service before traveling.

Sound Transit buses operate on special holiday hours Thursday. Regular weekday service for all Sound Transit buses and trains resumes Friday.

Riders should check the Sound Transit website for potential service changes in response to winter weather conditions.

The long holiday weekend includes already-scheduled changes for Metro service: Buses operate on a reduced weekday schedule Friday.

Metro operates on a reduced weekday schedule during holiday periods. Metro traditionally experiences a 20 to 40 percent decrease in ridership during holiday periods.

Many of the major arterial roadways in the county had been cleared by Wednesday, but buses still encountered slick conditions on side roads and neighborhood roads.

Temperatures remain bitterly cold, and snow melt will turn to ice overnight until the mercury rises.

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