King County Metro Transit urges riders to prepare for snow

December 17, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 10 p.m. Dec. 17, 2012

Snow is in the forecast overnight and into the morning commute Tuesday, so King County Metro Transit is reminding bus riders to plan ahead for getting around during winter weather — especially since many changes occurred on bus routes earlier in the fall.

Though major snow accumulation is not expected, riders should plan ahead, because minor snow and icy conditions could delay buses. The mass transit agency offers tool to help riders stay informed during inclement conditions. If necessary, Metro Transit can reroute buses around closed roads, add chains to bus tires or switch to snow routes.

Metro Transit riders can receive up-to-date information about route changes at the Transit Alerts website, http://1.usa.gov/5c064v.

Snow or other winter weather can delay or reroute some of Metro Transit’s 240 bus routes. If snowy, icy conditions affect travel, Metro Transit buses go to snow routing as necessary, depending on road conditions in a broad geographic area. Planners assign every bus route to at least one of seven geographic areas in King County and riders can check each area’s status.

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