King County Metro Transit rolls out snow routes Friday

January 20, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 6:15 a.m. Jan. 20, 2012

Expect King County Metro Transit buses to remain chained up and on snow routes Friday.

Officials said transit operating conditions could change throughout the day, and service some routes could be restored as crews clear fallen trees and downed power lines from roads.

Metro Transit plans to operate the same level of service as earlier in the week, with about 30 routes canceled Friday. So, before traveling, riders should check for the most current status of Metro Transit service.

Updates to Metro Transit’s snow website continue as needed until travel conditions improve. Even though weather and road conditions in the morning may not be bad in a particular area, delays and service disruptions can occur in other parts of the county and affect bus service elsewhere. Buses have also been equipped with chains and must travel at slower speeds.

Metro Transit recommended for riders to sign up for Transit Alerts to receive notification of route cancellations. Riders should also check the service status before traveling Friday.

Transit riders should also prepare for the conditions and wait for buses at posted bus stops on flat portions of cleared arterials or at major transfer points, such as transit center lots.

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