Metro is preparing for an icy Tuesday morning commute and may have reduced service this morning if the cold weather and difficult travel conditions persist.
Due to the cold weather Metro may have to substitute articulated electric trolley buses for other available buses in the Seattle area. The substitution allows Metro to utilize buses that are better able to operate during winter weather but could reduce the number of bus trips during the commute.
Metro monitored the forecast and changing conditions overnight and will determine if this step is necessary. Riders should prepare for possible service delays and crowding Tuesday morning in case some bus trips are canceled or rerouted, and road conditions make travel more difficult.
Travel conditions are expected to be a challenge until the temperature gets warmer.