Metro Storm Update – Metrobus will be on a “SEVERE snow service plan” and Metro Trains “will operate on a Saturday schedule”

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm 9 Comments

snow dogs
Photo by PoPville flickr user evegophotos


• Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule on Monday evening. The rail system will close at midnight (normal time).
Deicing/snow clearing operations will begin as the storm moves into the region. Metro’s Emergency Operations Center will monitor conditions through the overnight hours.
• On Tuesday, the rail system is expected to open at 5 a.m. with service above and below ground. All stations will be open. Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule (about every 12 minutes on each line).
• SafeTrack single tracking on the Blue and Yellow lines will remain in effect; however, personnel assigned to SafeTrack work will be redeployed to snow-clearing operations.
• On Tuesday, SafeTrack shuttle buses between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon will not operate.
• Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive updates via email or text message.

• Metrobus service on Monday evening may be delayed or detoured due to road/weather conditions.
• On Tuesday, Metrobus will start the day on a SEVERE snow service plan. Only selected routes will operate along major roadways. Use Metrorail as alternate if possible.  View bus routes that operate under the severe plan.
• Allow additional travel time. Check wmata.com before traveling.
• Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive updates via email or text message.

• MetroAccess service for customers with disabilities is SUSPENDED as of 4 p.m. Monday.
• MetroAccess service will remain SUSPENDED all day Tuesday.
• A time for service restoration has not yet been determined.”

  • FridayGirl

    Well, I guess this means OPM will have to call the snow day unless something major changes tonight. Wooooo.

    • It’s just me

      OPM facebook page said they’re not making the decision until 4AM tomorrow. Post FedCast says 30% chance of closure, 60% chance of delay, and 90% chance of liberal leave/telework.

      • maxwell smart

        It’s seeming more and more unlikely we will get a snow day and a delay doesn’t help me any. Sigh. I was so looking forward to sleeping in.

        • It’s just me

          And even if we do get a snow day, you still have to wake up on time to see if you get a snow day if they don’t make the decision until 4 AM

          • FridayGirl

            I saw that OPM thing after I posted :/ Whoops. I agree about all of the above. At the same time, if we don’t get the day off and the route restrictions don’t change I may literally not be able to get to work (it’s off the metro) and I’m not allowed to telework this week. So. Yeah.

  • b

    I feel like this all but guarantees that we get no snow, and tomorrow’s commute is more nightmarish than usual. Yay!

    • maxwell smart

      Yeah – on one hand, I guess it’s good they are putting this out there so people can pre-plan ahead, but this also seems really premature, considering all signs point to this storm being a bust for DC and it amounting to little more than cold rain. I want a snow day as much as the next guy, but if there isn’t one, I’d rather not have to walk 1.5 miles to the metro station.

  • textdoc

    Is that a flying dog in that photo?

  • JMo

    What a fantastic picture of that dog bounding through snow, awesome!


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