Possible Travel Delays Monday from Cold Weather and Snow

Prepare for possible snow-related delays on King Country Metro if snow hits the area as predicted.

Be prepared should winter hit earlier than expected.

From King County Metro:

On Monday morning, December 5, transit service in King County may be affected by snow. If Metro service is affected by snow or other weather-related events, the Metro Online website will be updated and Transit Alerts will be sent to affected subscribers.

Metro riders can prepare ahead of time by visiting Metro Online and familiarizing themselves with information about how Metro operates in the snow, as well as the snow routing for the routes they ride.

When streets are snowy or icy, it is best to be aware of conditions in your immediate area, check media reports, check for transit reroutes, then wait for buses at posted bus stops on the flat portions of arterial streets that have been cleared, or at major transfer points such as transit centers or park and ride lots.

Be prepared for the weather, longer than usual waits and more crowded buses.

While Metro utilizes all available resources to operate service as normally as possible during adverse conditions, the safety of everyone is the highest priority. Buses may be delayed or rerouted, and Metro staff cannot tell when a specific bus might get to a stop. Transit customers should check the Snow & Ice page for information about their route’s status or routing revisions, use the regularly published schedule as a guide, then expect delays.

Everyone’s preparedness and patience during snow or other adverse conditions is appreciated.

From King County Department of Transportation:

Travelers: Prepare for cold weather and possible snow

As the Puget Sound region braces for its first winter cold snap, travelers in King County should prepare for the possibility of snow and travel disruptions later this weekend and next week.

At the moment, the National Weather Service forecasts temperatures to begin dropping Sunday, with possible overnight freezing temperatures Monday and Tuesday. The King County Department of Transportation urges Metro Transit customers and water taxi riders, as well as people who travel unincorporated county roads, to monitor weather reports and connect to information available from King County, including travel alerts.

King County’s My Commute page is a resource for monitoring the status of roads, and informati