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With three to five inches inches of snow expected, Monday’s storm has caused public transportation service changes throughout the District. Above-ground transit has been hit hardest, with bus service and MetroAccess experiencing long wait times and delays. The snow is forecasted to turn into rain by the late afternoon and continue into tomorrow as temperatures rise sharply into the 50s.

Metro Rail and Bus Service
According to a spokesperson, WMATA is continuing to monitor the weather and will make adjustments accordingly.

Rail service continues to run on a normal Saturday schedule due to the Presidents Day holiday. Trains can typically operate with up to six inches of snow. Bus service is running on a severe snow plan, with access to only major corridors and necessary detours. Service updates can be found here.

MetroAccess service is running on a normal holiday schedule. WMATA advises that there may be delays in service due to road conditions.

Update, 3:16 p.m.:

Buses on Metro’s 50 route are detouring. See details here.


As of noon, both Reagan National and Dulles are open, with snow crews clearing runways at both airports. There have been some delays and cancellations at both sites, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority advises flyers to check in with airlines about their flight status.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery