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Severe Weather Policy

Graphic: snowflakeWhen severe weather events impact Arlington, customers will be informed through the ART website, ART Alerts, social media, as well as broadcast and print media when ART’s Severe Weather Policy is implemented. Bus stops that are in operation during severe weather conditions will have a blue snowflake decal (similar to the snowflake to the left) in the upper corner of the bus stop flag. Not all bus stops along those routes will be in service. During a severe weather event, ART may be required to operate under the following designated service levels:

1) Limited: Modified routes with some delays in service.

2) Severe: Service on ART 41, 51, 55, 77, 87, 87A and 87P (no 87X) will be provided with possible delays. Routes will be modified to avoid hills and narrow side streets. This service level will be used if the Federal Government is closed due to weather and/or hazardous road conditions.

3) Suspended Service: All ART routes are cancelled due to hazardous weather and/or road conditions.

Please note that routes may operate on different levels of service depending on road and traffic conditions. The table below gives more information on how the levels of service will impact each route.

Route descriptions are subject to change due to unexpected road and traffic conditions. Snow route maps are available as PDF files, Adobe Reader required.

How to Get ART Service Info

  • ART Alerts is the best way to receive real-time information about service disruptions. Sign-up to receive Alerts via text message or email.
  • Call Customer Service at 703-228-RIDE (7433)
  • Follow ART on Twitter and Facebook where service information is regularly posted.

Metrobus

Visit the Metrobus Snow Service web page to get information about Metrobus service in Arlington during moderate and heavy snowfall conditions.

Report Snow-Related Issues to Arlington County

For emergencies, downed power lines, fallen trees blocking streets, and other safety issues requiring immediate attention, call 9-1-1. To report snow-related issues at least 24 hours AFTER snow has stopped falling, use Arlington County's online Snow Issue Form.

ART Routes and Service Levels

ROUTE

LIMITED

SEVERE

COMMENTS

ART 41
(M-Su)

Map (PDF)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

No Service: Arlington Mill neighborhood – S. Greenbrier St., 7th Rd. S & S. Dinwiddie St.

Will operate with detours until service is completely interrupted. Expect delays.

A blue snowflake decal on the bus stop flag indicates that the stop will be in service during severe weather conditions.

ART 42
(M-Su)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

No Service.

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

ART 43
(M-Su)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

No Service.

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

ART 45

(M-Su)

Map PDF

No Service on Carlin Springs Rd., 8th Rd. S., Greenbrier St., N. Barton, N. Pershing and Columbia Pike to the west of Four Mile Run Dr.

No Service.

Will operate with detours until service is completely interrupted (delays expected).

ART 51
(M-Su)

Map (PDF)

No Service: Lee Highway, Patrick Henry Dr. and N. Harrison Rd.

No Service: Lee Highway, Patrick Henry Dr. and N. Harrison Rd.

Route applies in both limited and severe weather conditions.

A blue snowflake decal on the bus stop flag indicates that the stop will be in service during severe weather conditions.

ART 52
(M-F)

Map (PDF)

No Service: Glebe Rd., 16th St, N. Trinidad & N. 26th Sts.

No Service.

During severe weather use ART 51 as an alternative.

ART 53
(M-F)

Route will operate regular schedule (delays expected both inbound and outbound).

No Service. 

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

ART 55
(M-Su)

No Service: Lee Hwy between Lorcom Lane and Military Rd. ART will use Old Dominion Dr. instead for that portion of the route.

No Service: Lee Hwy between Lorcom Lane and Military Rd. ART will use Old Dominion Dr. instead for that portion of the route.

Will operate until service is completely interrupted (delays expected).

A blue snowflake decal on the bus stop flag indicates that the stop will be in service during severe weather conditions.

ART 61
(M-Sa)

Map (PDF)

No Service: Radnor Heights – N. 14th , N. Oak, N. 12th and N. Queen Sts.

No 61B Service.

No Service.

The 61 snow route service will operate with detours in the northern portion of the route until service is completely interrupted (delays expected).

ART 62
(M-F)

Route will operate regular schedule (delays expected both inbound and outbound).

No Service.

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

ART 72
(M-F)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays).

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays).

 

ART 74
(M-F)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

 No Service.

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

ART 75
(M-F)

Map (PDF)

No service on portions of Wilson Blvd., and also on N. Jefferson St., 7th St. N., N. Kensington St., and S. Frederick St.

No Service.

Will operate with detours until service is completely interrupted (delays expected).

A blue snowflake decal on the bus stop flag indicates that the stop will be in service during severe weather conditions.

ART 77
(M-F)

Map (PDF)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

No service on 6th St. S. and S. Courthouse Rd.

Will operate with detours until service is completely interrupted (delays expected).

A blue snowflake decal on the bus stop flag indicates that the stop will be in service during severe weather conditions.

ART 84

(M-F)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

No Service.

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

ART 87
(M-Su)

Route will operate regular schedule (expect delays in service).

No 87X service. ART 87, 87A and 87P will run.

Will operate with delays until service is completely interrupted.

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