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Metro announces service changes in advance of winter storm

WASHINGTON -- Metro has announced several service changes to service ahead of the impending winter storm. 

  • Will operate on a Moderate Snow Plan
  • Metrobus school trips will operate unless school is canceled
  • Additional service changes may be necessary on Thursday
  • All MetroAccess paratransit service will be SUSPENDED for Thursday, March 5
  • MetroAccess call center is notifying customers with reservations
  • All stations will open at 5 a.m. with train service both above- and below-ground
  • They will make every effort to maintain service during the storm, but weather-related delays are possible
  • Customers should check before starting their trip

Metro Snow Prep By the Numbers
  •  Employees assigned to snow response: 771
  •  Length of shifts: 12 to 14 hours
  •  Salt on hand for Metro roadways and parking lots: 2,300 tons
  •  Deicer for sidewalks, entrances and platforms: 400,000 lbs
  •  Dump trucks available for plowing: 109
  •  4x4 pickups available for plowing and salting: 149
  •  Snow blowers: 142
  •  Snow brooms/brushes: 115
  •   Tractors with blades/spreaders: 93
  •   Bobcats: 25
  •   Push salt spreaders: 218
  •   Snow shovels: 643
  •   Squeegees: 251


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