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Service during severe winter weather

Bus in snow

If you must travel, please consider taking an earlier trip. Our bus drivers will do everything they can to remain on schedule while keeping safety first. The first priority is always safety. Buses will run on major streets and highways that are cleared first by snow removal crews. Please read below for more winter riding tips.

> Read about Metro Transit's snow removal procedures

When severe weather hits

If winter weather delays bus service, expect updates on this site, Twitter (@MetroTransitMN) and on Facebook (MetroTransitMN). You can also call 612-373-3333 (hours). Local radio and television stations will be updated on the status of service during storms.

> If you must travel – put safety first
When extreme winter conditions exist, it is always safest to stay where you are. If you absolutely must travel, the bus or train is often your best option.

Buses will stop on level surfaces where it is safe to do so. Remain away from the curb or edge of the rail platform until the bus or train comes to a complete stop.

> Expect delays
Plan ahead and take an earlier trip to make sure you arrive on time. Remember – if conditions are slowing traffic, buses will be delayed. Be assured that your driver is doing everything possible to stay on schedule while maintaining safety.

> Stay warm! Get smart riding tips for winter weather.

Service interruptions due to winter weather

Metro Transit may detour buses on a route-by-route basis if conditions warrant. These detours are shown below. Familiarize yourself now with the changes that could be made to your route. Note: check with these suburban transit providers regarding their service during winter weather: MVTA, SouthWest Transit and Plymouth Metrolink.

Northstar in snow

If a route is placed on detour, an alert will display on its online schedule page and on the Detours & Alerts page. We'll regularly post updates on detours to this site, Twitter (@MetroTransitMN) and to Facebook (MetroTransitMN).

It is highly unlikely that service will be suspended entirely. Metro Transit has stopped service only twice in its history, both as a result of record-breaking snowfall.

After the storm – the return to regular service
Depending on the storm's severity, it may take hours to days for detoured buses to return to their regular routes. Again, check back to this site, TwitterFacebook or call 612-373-3333 to find out when regular service will resume.

Buses may be detoured on a route-by-route basis as conditions warrant.

If your route goes on detour during a winter storm, it will operate as listed below:

Route 2
• Westbound buses will end at 22nd St. and Lyndale Ave. Eastbound buses will start at 22nd St. and Lyndale Ave., and take 24th St. and Hennepin Ave. to Franklin Ave.

• No service on Washington Ave. SE; eastbound customers should board buses on Cedar at 3rd or on University at Pleasant.

• Board buses on East Hennepin, not at 6th St. SE.

Route 3
• No service into the Como Ave. and Eustis St. parking lot. Board buses on Como Ave.

• No service on Washington Ave. or at Jones Hall/Eddy Hall. On the West Bank, board buses on 19th Ave. S. and S. Washington Ave. On the East Bank, board buses on 15th Ave. SE.

• No Route 3B service on Western Ave. or on Front east of Dale St./Como Ave. Board buses on Como Ave.

Route 4
• No Route 4A service on 40th St. Board buses on Bryant.

Route 7
• No service from Washburn to Wirth Park chalet.

• No service south of 58th St. on 34th Ave. Board buses on 34th Ave. S. at 58th St.

Route 9
• No service on Laurel or Upton. All Route 9 buses will stay on Cedar Lake Road.

• No service into Target Financial driveway. Board buses on Wayzata Blvd.

• Board Route 9N buses to Minneapolis westbound on Greenbrier Rd. No service on Hedberg Drive.

Route 11
• No Route 11B service on Randolph St. NE. Board buses on Grand south of 30th.

• No Route 11C service on 2½ St. NE or 35th Ave. NE. Board buses on Main St. NE.

Route 14
• No southbound service on Oakdale Ave. at North Memorial Hospital. Board buses on Oakdale Ave. at Chowen.

Route 16
• No service in front of the Capitol in both directions. Board buses on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at the Capitol in both directions, on 10th St. at Cedar westbound or on Cedar at 10th St. eastbound.

• No service on Washington Ave. SE; eastbound customers should board buses on University between 10th Ave. and Ontario.

Route 17
• No Route 17W service on 7th St. NE or 26th Ave. NE. Board buses on Washington St. NE.

• No Route 17F service on 36th west of Wooddale or on Brunswick, 37th St. or Alabama. Board buses on 36th St. east of Wooddale.

• No Route 17F service to Park Glen Apartments lot. Board buses on Belt Line Blvd.

Route 18
• No Route 18D service into turnaround. Board bus on Nicollet at American Blvd.

Route 19
• No Route 19 service on Vincent Ave., 33rd Ave. or Washburn Ave. Board buses on Lowry Ave. or on 36th Ave. to York.

• No Route 19H service on 42nd Ave. between York and Thomas.

Route 21
• No westbound service on Smith or Kellogg Blvd. Board buses on 6th St. or on Summit Ave. by St. Paul College.

Route 22
• Route 22G buses will stay on 28th Ave. S. No service on 57th St., Longfellow Ave. or 19th Ave. S.

Route 23
• No service on Kenneth St. or Hillcrest Ave. Board buses on westbound Ford Pkwy. at Finn.

Route 25
• No service into the France & Lake St. turnaround. Board buses on France Ave. at Sunset Blvd.

• Buses will not use Depot or Sunset Blvd. Board buses on Cedar Lake Ave.

• No service on McKinley St. Buses will stay on Stinson Blvd. both ways.

• No service on Gardena Ave., Innsbruck Drive or Matterhorn Drive. Board buses on Silver Lake Rd. at Innsbruck Drive.

• Buses will travel on Red Oak Drive (not Long Lake Road) between Hillview Road and Ardan Ave.

Route 32
• No Route 32E service from Washburn to Wirth Park chalet.

Route 46
• Buses will travel on 50th St., Grange Rd. and Eden Ave. to Vernon Ave.

• No service at Eden Ave. turnaround. Board buses on Vernon Ave. at SuperAmerica.

• No westbound service at West 7th St. and Madison Ave. Board buses on St. Paul Ave. west of Davern and on Madison Ave. by McDonalds.

Route 50
• No service in front of the Capitol in both directions. Board buses on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at the Capitol in both directions, on 10th St. at Cedar westbound or on Cedar at 10th St. eastbound.

• No service on Huron Blvd. between University Ave. SE and I-94. Board buses at Ridder Arena.

• No service on Washington Ave.; eastbound customers should board buses on University between 10th Ave. and Ontario.

Route 59
• No service on Northdale Blvd., Ilex St. or 115th Ave. Board buses on Foley Blvd.

• No service into 4 Seasons. Board buses on University.

Route 61
• No westbound service on Arlington between Rice St. and Wheelock Pkwy. Board buses on Arlington at Rice or on Arlington at Cumberland.

• No service on Industrial Blvd. or Godward north of Broadway.

Route 62
• No service on 4th St. Board buses on Wabasha St.

Route 63
• No service on Londin Lane or Lower Afton Rd. Board buses on McKnight Rd.

• No eastbound Route 63K and S service on Suburban Ave. east of Burns Ave. Board buses on northbound Ruth St. at Suburban Ave.

Route 64
• No Route 64H service into Hillcrest. Board buses on White Bear Ave.

• No eastbound service on Payne Ave. between Minnehaha Ave. and Whitall St. Board buses on Minnehaha Ave. at Edgerton St. or Payne at York Ave.

Route 65
• No westbound service on Kellogg Blvd. or 7th St. Board buses on 6th St. or on Summit at St. Paul College.

Route 67
• No service on Bellows St. or Carmel Ave. Board buses on Thompson Ave.

Route 68
• No Route 68M service to Camelot St. and California Ave. Board buses on Larpenteur Ave. at Camelot St.

• No service on Timber Lake Rd. Board buses on Jackson St.

• No service to John Carroll or Nan McKay towers. Board buses on 5th Ave. and Southview Blvd.

Route 70
• No service on Kenneth St. or Hillcrest Ave. Board buses on westbound Ford Pkwy. at Finn.

• No service at Parkway Garden Apartments. Board at bus stop on westbound Pacific.

Route 71
• No service to Dunedin Terrace high-rise. Board buses on Concord St.

=• No service into River Park Plaza lot. Board buses on Fillmore.

• No service on Hawthorne or on Westminster between Arlington and Hawthorne. Board buses on Westminster north of Arlington or on Arkwright south of Maryland.

Route 74
• No service to Wilder Park high-rise. Board buses on Randolph.

• No westbound service on Randolph between Victoria and Edgcumbe. Board westbound buses at Victoria or Syndicate.

• No Route 74K service on Rose Ave. or Edgewater Blvd. Board buses on Maryland Ave.

Route 75
• No service to Colleen Loney Manor. Board buses on Robert St.

• No service on Ashley Lane. Board buses on 50th St.

• No service into Lake Cove apartments. Board buses on Babcock Trail.

• No service into Parkview Plaza. Board buses on Dodd Rd.

Route 87
• No service on Kenneth or Ford Pkwy. Board buses on Cleveland north of Pinehurst.

Route 94
• No service in front of the Capitol in both directions. Board buses on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at the Capitol in both directions, on 10th St. at Cedar westbound or on Cedar at 10th St. eastbound.

• No service into River Park Plaza lot. Board buses on Fillmore.

• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

Route 113
• No service on Grand Ave. south of 46th St. or on 48th St. Board buses on Grand at 45th St.

Route 134
• No service on Ford Pkwy. east of Cleveland. Board buses on Cleveland at Ford Pkwy.

• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

<Route 135
• No service on Grand Ave. south of 46th St. or on 48th St. Board buses on Grand at 45th St.

Route 144
• No service on Snelling south of Montreal.

• No service on Washington Ave. SE; eastbound customers should board buses on University between 10th Ave. and Ontario St.

Route 146
• Buses will take 50th St. and Eden Ave. to Vernon Ave.

• No service at Eden turnaround. Board buses on Vernon Ave. at SuperAmerica.

• No service on Lincoln Drive north of Londonderry.

Route 225
• No service into Rosedale Square.

Route 227
• No service into Grace Church Park & Ride lot. Board buses on Hamline Ave. at Co. Rd. B2.

Route 250
• No service into Co. Road H Park & Ride lot. Board buses on Co. Road H.

Route 261
• No service into Grace Church Park & Ride lot. Board buses on Hamline at Co. Rd. B2.

Route 262
• No service on 4th St. Board buses on Wabasha St.

Route 263
• No service into Rice Street Park & Ride. Board buses on Co. Rd. B.

Route 265
• No service to downtown White Bear Lake. Board buses on Hwy. 61 or 4th St.

• All service at Hwy. 61 & Co. Rd. C Park & Ride lot will board on Hwy. 61 at Co. Rd. C.

Route 270
• All service at Hwy. 61 & Co. Road C Park & Ride lot will board on Hwy. 61 at Co. Rd. C.

• Board Route 270P buses on north side of Co. Rd. C at the driveway for the Park & Ride lot.

Route 272
• All service at Hwy. 61 & Co. Road C Park & Ride lot will board on Hwy. 61 at Co. Rd. C.

• No service on Washington Ave. SE; eastbound customers should board buses on Cedar at 3rd or on University at Pleasant.

Route 294
• No service into Imation parking lot. Board buses on Hwy. 5.

• No service into St. Croix Valley Recreation Center Park & Ride lot. Board buses on Market Drive until lot is plowed.

• No service to downtown Stillwater. Board buses on Pine at 5th St.

Route 353
• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

Route 355
• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

• No Route 355U service on Washington Ave. SE; eastbound customers should board buses on 19th Ave. SE at 2nd St. or on Huron Blvd. at Fulton.

Route 361
• No service on 15th St. between 10th Ave. and Hastings. Board buses on Hastings at 15th St.

Route 364
• No service on 15th St. between 10th Ave. and Hastings. Board buses on Hastings at 15th St.

Route 365
• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

Route 375
• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

Route 452
• Buses will not stop at Huron Station. Continue into downtown and transfer on eastbound 4th St. to routes 16 or 50.

Route 535
• No service into Normandale Community College lot. Board buses on 98th St.

Route 538
• No service to Edinborough. Board buses on York Ave.

• No service to Yorktown Continental Apartments. Board buses on York Ave.

• No service to 3400 Parklawn. Board buses on York Ave.

Route 539
• No service into Normandale Community College. Board buses on 98th St.

• No service into Valley West. Board buses on France Ave.

• No service into Penelope 35 Apartments. Board buses on Old Shakopee Rd.

• No service into Creekside Community Center. Board buses on Penn Ave. or 98th St.

• No midday service into Yorktown Apartments. Board buses on Xerxes.

Route 552
• No service into 10th Ave. and Old Shakopee bus turnaround. Board buses on 12th Ave.

Route 553
• No service into 10th Ave. and Old Shakopee bus turnaround. Board buses on Old Shakopee Rd.

Route 568
• No service if Opportunity Partners is closed.

Route 589
• No service on Brunswick Ave. or 106th St. Board buses on Old Shakopee Road or on Nesbitt Ave. at 106th.

Route 597
• No service into Normandale Community College. Board buses on 98th St.

Route 643
• Board buses to Minneapolis on westbound Greenbrier Rd. No service on Hedberg Drive.

Route 649
• No service to Cedar Trails Condos. Board buses on Cedar Lake Rd.

Route 663
• Board buses to Minneapolis on westbound Greenbrier Rd. No service on Hedberg Drive.

Route 667
• Route 667 buses will stay on 36th St. to the shelter at Amhurst. No service on Independence Ave. or Gettysburg Ave.

Route 668
• No inbound service on Lake or Texas south of Hwy. 7. Board buses on Cambridge St. at Blake Rd. or on Texas at 37th St.<

• No outbound service on Walker or Texas or on Lake between Texas and Blake. Buses will travel on Hwy. 7 between Louisiana Ave. and Blake Rd.

Route 672
• No service to Carlson Center. Board buses on Carlson Pkwy.

Route 673/679
• No service to Crescent Ridge Offices. Board buses just past the bus stop on Co. Rd. 73 at the top of the hill before the bridge.

Route 675
• Buses will not serve the stop at the cutout on Co. Rd. 73 north of I-394. Board buses just past the bus stop on Co. Rd. 73 at the top of the hill before the bridge.

Route 721
• No service into Hennepin Technical College. Board buses on Northland south of Brooklyn Blvd.

Route 742
• No service into Prudential lot. Board buses on Bass Lake Rd.

Route 760
• No service into 65th Ave./Brooklyn Blvd. Park & Ride lot. Buses will stay on Brooklyn Blvd.

Route 766
• No service into Richardson Park & Ride lot on Dayton Rd. Board buses on Hwy. 169.

Route 767
• No service into 65th Ave./Brooklyn Blvd. Park & Ride lot. Buses will stay on Brooklyn Blvd.

• No service into Eagle Ridge Apartments. Board buses on Magda Drive.

Route 780
• No service on West Eagle Lake Drive. Board buses on Hemlock Lane.

Route 790/793
• Morning Route 790 buses will not stop at 48th or 50th on Zachary Lane. Board buses at 46th, at 49th or at Schmidt Lake Rd.

• Evening Route 790 buses will not stop at 48th or 50th on Zachary Lane. Exit buses at 46th, at 49th or at Schmidt Lake Rd.

• No morning service to “The Place” apartments or 37th Place. Board buses at Four Seasons Mall or 36th Ave.

Route 825
• No service on Gardena Ave., Innsbruck Drive or Matterhorn Drive. Board buses on Central Ave., Rice Creek Rd or Silver Lake Rd.

<Route 831
• No service into 4 Seasons. Board buses on University.

Route 860
• No service into Mermaid Park & Ride. Board buses on Co. Rd. H at the driveway.

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