D.C. Circulator bus passengers will have free rides all day Monday when service resumes, but Metrorail service will be underground-only and Metrobus service will be “limited,” according to AlertDC messages sent Sunday night,
All Circulator routes will be open and free “in an effort to provide D.C. government employees and residents who will be heading into work an alternative to driving.”
The District Department of Transportation warns that there may still be delays in service, so riders should plan for longer trips. Updates are available from D.C. Circulator and DDoT’s Twitter account.
As for Metrorail service, a press release advises commuters that limited underground service will be available beginning at 7 a.m. The clearing of above-ground tracks has been hampered by ice and drifting snow.
D.C. officials are advising that commutes will take longer, as trains will service the underground stations at 24 to 30-minute intervals.
Less than two dozen Metrobus routes will be running Monday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., so check with Metro on which routes you will be able to take. Riders can also call 202-637-7000 and say “Next Bus” to find out when the next bus will arrive at their stop.