TriMet Winter Strom Update
With the brunt of winter weather hitting our area yesterday afternoon during rush hour, TriMet continues working this morning to return as much service as we can. With snow piled up and covering roods, and with freezing temperatures persisting, roads remain slick and in some areas impassable.
Riders should expect major delays. We encourage those who don’t need to travel right now to stay someplace warm. But if you do need to head out, prepare for extra time, bundle up, watch your step and check trimet.org/alerts.
We are suspending a number of bus routes for Thursday morning service, particularly those at higher elevations. Those lines are: 1,18, 22, 23, 26, 36, 39, 43, 51, 53, 55, 63, 65, 68, 80, 81, 84,154 and 156. It’s also important to remember that additional service adjustments throughout the day are likely. All buses are running on chains this morning, which limits their speed to 25 mph. We ask all riders to check trimet.org/alerts before they head out, to see if their line is affected.
While MAX trains are running on all lines, there are significant delays due to the snow and ice. We suggest riders go to trimet.org, where they can track our vehicles in real time. Due to road conditions, many operators aren’t able to get to our operations facilities. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work to provide what transit service is possible.
Due to the weather, our Customer Support Center at Pioneer Courthouse Square will open at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow this morning. Remember to watch your step today and to stay off the roads if you can.