Metrobus Snow Service

Metrobus stop in snow

Snowy and icy roads can force Metrobus to reduce or suspend service.

Moderate Snowfall

When snow accumulation is moderate (typically 2-6 inches) or light ice forms, Metrobus typically suspends service only on steep and narrow streets prone to hazardous winter road conditions. As snow continues or roads become increasingly icy, Metrobus suspends service further as safety requires.

Heavy Snowfall

During severe icing or a major snowfall of eight or more inches, Metrobus typically runs only on the busiest routes in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. If road and weather conditions worsen, Metrobus may halt all service until driving conditions become safe again.

Metrobus Service During Winter Storms

JurisdictionSnowfall/Ice
DC Moderate (2 - 6 inches of snow or patches of ice) Severe (8+ inches of snow or heavy icing)
MarylandModerate (2 - 6 inches of snow or patches of ice) Severe (8+ inches of snow or heavy icing)
Virginia Moderate (2 - 6 inches of snow or patches of ice) Severe (8+ inches of snow or heavy icing)

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