|If you see this snowflake at your bus stop,|
it means that your bus will not stop there if there is measurable snow and/or ice on the ground.
If you see this snowflake symbol at a bus stop, it means a bus will not stop at that location if there is measurable snow or ice on the ground.
What is measurable snow? Check out this picture below, taken in January 2012.
|Route 201 in January 2012 on 134th St SW in Lynnwood.|
Our 48 snow routes help keep transit moving during wintry conditions. Maps of our snow routes are available here.
|Snow Route for Route 201|
Pictured to the right is the snow route for Route 201 which avoids side streets and remains on Smokey Point Blvd/State Ave in the north end, serving Smokey Point Transit Center, Everett Station, Mariner Park & Ride, Ash Way Park & Ride and Lynnwood Transit Center.
What to Expect When It Snows
- When it snows, not all buses will be on snow route. Depending on the road conditions, one route may be on snow route, another may not be.
- If your bus stop has a snowflake symbol and there is snow and ice on the ground, please wait at another stop along that route.
- When it snows, regular bus schedules don’t apply—buses may come less frequently. Plus, it will take longer to get to each destination. Rider alerts will tell you how often a bus may arrive.
- Dress for the elements—wear sturdy shoes and dress for warmth. You may need to wait longer or walk more in poor conditions.
- Get to a park & ride or other major hub for the best service options.
- Make sure you are visible to the bus driver. Carry a flashlight, a cellphone or something bright or reflective to flag the bus. Also, wear light-colored or bright outerwear to be easily seen.
- Have a charger at the ready to keep your mobile device up and running so you can use BusFinder, receive Rider Alerts and visit our website for updates.
- Speaking of Rider Alerts, sign up for them here. You can select specific routes and can choose to receive them by email or text.
- When weather conditions are bad, BusFinder may not be as accurate as usual. The real-time system behind BusFinder estimates departures based on the time it typically takes to get to a bus stop, so if traffic is moving slower, the countdown may appear to be stuck. BusFinder will let you know if there is a bus coming.
Where to Get Community Transit Service Information
Some Useful Links:
- Department of Transportation Travel Alerts.
- National Weather Service forecast.
- King County Metro Transit weather reroutes.
- Sound Transit rider alerts.
- Everett Transit rider alerts.