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UPDATE: RIPTA to detour 8 routes on Wednesday

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DUE TO WINTER STORM EFFECTS, RIPTA TO DETOUR EIGHT ROUTES ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that due to the effects of the winter storm, eight bus routes will be on detour starting today until further notice. RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes before and after the winter storm due to weather conditions. The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA's top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public's understanding as we work around the clock to resume service.

PARK-N-RIDE SERVICE: RIPTA buses will not enter Park-N-Ride lots. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on the side of the road.

The following routes are on detour today, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 until further notice:

Route 1: UPDATED
Inbound trips cannot travel on Richmond Street due to parked vehicles. Trips will travel the regular route to Point Street, left onto Point Street, right onto East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.

Route 3: UPDATED
Inbound trips cannot travel on Richmond Street due to parked vehicles. Trips will travel the regular route to Point Street, left onto Point Street, right onto East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.

Route 27:
Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 42:
Service to Brook and Thayer Streets suspended.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Waterman and Hope Street, left onto Hope Street, and then resume regular route.
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope and Angell Streets, right onto Angell Street, left onto Thayer Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 49:
Service to Miriam Hospital suspended.
Inbound trips will serve the regularly scheduled time points at the intersection of Camp and Pleasant Streets.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Camp Street and Rochambeau Avenue, right onto Rochambeau Avenue, right onto Ivy Street, right onto Dana Street, left onto Camp Street, and then resume regular route to Inbound.

Route 56: UPDATED
Service to the Stop & Shop reinstated.
Service to VA Hospital suspended.

Route 58:
Service to Esmond Village suspended.

Route 92: UPDATED
Westbound trips from East Side Market will travel the regular route to Ives and East Transit Streets, right onto East Transit Street, left onto Governor Street, right onto Wickenden Street and then resume regular route.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA's social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA ,Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates. RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list. Customers are advised to use extra caution at bus stops, as conditions may slippery.

For information on RIPTA services, call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.

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