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Snow routes

Learn about the planned changes for your bus routes during adverse weather.

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What happens to my bus route when it snows?

Depending on how bad the weather is, 3 things can happen to your bus

1. Your bus runs on its regular schedule

You can find route information listed on the Schedule & Maps page.

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2. Your bus runs on its snow route

You should plan ahead by learning the snow route of your bus.

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3. Your bus route may be canceled

During the worst weather, Metro may enact its Emergency Snow Network.

Learn about the ESN

Ways to check if your bus is active and on time

When buses are not operating along their regular routes or serving their normal stops, "real-time" departure predictions at specific stops may not be reliable.

Check your bus route status

Our service advisories will keep you informed about any delays, reroutes or closures that may impact your commute, allowing you to plan your best trip and stay updated on the most recent service information.

Service advisories

Use Text for Departures

Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.

How it works

Emergency Snow Network

During severe winter weather, Metro may activate its Emergency Snow Network (ESN), a reduced network of bus routes and chained shuttles designed to serve the most riders in the safest way possible. Metro's ESN focuses bus service on main roadways that will be plowed and de-iced and avoids steep hills.

Metro will announce its intended activation of the ESN one day in advance. The ESN remains in effect for an entire service day, even if conditions improve.

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Other Metro services

Metro services may be delayed or canceled due to snow or icy weather conditions

Access Paratransit

Access riders should contact the call center on days with snow or icy conditions. The call center’s phone system will provide special announcements when service is either disrupted or suspended. Access vehicles may still be available for emergency services such as life sustaining trips.

Local Phone: 206-205-5000
Toll-Free: 1-866-205-5001
WA Relay 711

Water Taxi

Visit our Water Taxi page for current schedules, delays and cancelations due to weather conditions.

Check Water Taxi advisories

Metro Flex

Call Metro Flex Customer Service or check the Metro Flex app for more information.

Local Phone: 206-258-7739

Link light rail or Sounder trains

Check Sound Transit advisories


Vanpool drivers – be ready for winter weather road conditions! Discuss a snow and alternate commute plan with your group. Don't operate your vanpool in unsafe or unfamiliar conditions—if you don't have to drive in icy or snowy conditions, don't.

Please review your vanpool emergency procedures and monitor regional weather advisories and road conditions. Quick note: weather can change in a flash – so please monitor weather early and often, especially before those icy mornings or during the day before that long drive home.

Vanpool emergency procedures