Metro Plans Normal Weekend Service Saturday - NBC4 Washington

Metro Plans Normal Weekend Service Saturday



    DC Prepares for Irene

    Officials in DC spent the day preparing for whatever Hurricane Irene brings our way. News4's Tom Sherwood has an update from DC's Water Department and from Metro as the storm approaches. (Published Friday, Aug. 26, 2011)

    Friday evening, Metro did not plan to alter its Saturday service because of Hurricane Irene.

    Expect regular weekend service, but monitor for updates.

    Metro offered the following advice:

    • Weather-related delays are possible this weekend. If you must travel, please allow additional time to complete your trip.
    • Check for service updates before starting any trip.  Metrorail customers may also sign up for Metro alerts via email, tune to broadcast traffic reports or follow Metro on Twitter @wmata for the latest service information.
    • Notify Metro employees of any unsafe conditions.
    • Use caution on wet surfaces, including platforms and escalators.
    • Stand back from platform edges and curbs – especially given the potential for high winds during the storm.
    • Do not open umbrellas within the Metrorail system (e.g. on outdoor platforms). High winds can blow them on the tracks.
    • Metrobuses and MetroAccess vehicles will detour around downed trees and flooded streets, as necessary. Please allow additional travel time.  Bus customers should note that NextBus results may be unreliable due to the system’s inability to reflect extreme road conditions.



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