Via email from King County Metro:
With a major snow storm forecast to hit King County on Wednesday, King County Metro Transit is keeping buses on snow routing until further notice, and is canceling up to 30 individual bus routes Wednesday morning, due to the predicted severity of the storm.
If there is major snowfall, bus service will be significantly disrupted and delayed. People should avoid traveling if at all possible.
Due to the weather forecast for treacherous and impassable roadways, Metro is scaling back some service on Wednesday morning in order to be able to operate the rest of its system as safely and reliably as possible.
The routes expected to be canceled for Wednesday are:
2EX, 38, 42, 45, 46, 51, 53, 79, 114, 161, 162, 175, 192, 193, 197, 205, 210, 215, 216, 219, 224, 237, 251, 268, 277, 316 & 355.
Information about these Wednesday morning route cancellations is available on Metro’s Snow & Ice page.
Service on those routes could be restored depending on overnight weather forecasts and actual travel conditions. Metro will notify subscribers if service is restored to any of these routes at any time during the day.
It is not possible to know when a bus will arrive at a specific location, or to provide service updates about individual trips or stops.
If your bus does not have a pre-planned snow route, it will operate its regular route, however service may be delayed due to weather and road conditions. If a bus is unable to follow its pre-planned reroute, Metro will send a Transit Alert with an update as soon as we have information about it. It is possible for this process to be delayed.
Thanks for your patience during adverse conditions, and for using Metro’s services.
We will provide updates as conditions change.