FRIDAY SNOW AND NARROW STREETS FROM EARLIER BLIZZARD CAUSE MORE DETOURS FOR RIPTA
Six Routes on Detour on Friday, January, 30, 3015
Some additional snow on Friday, plus roads already narrowed by this week's earlier blizzard, are causing detours on a number of bus routes, according to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA). As a result, RIPTA Routes 1, 3, 18, 27, 50 and 92 are on detour and those detours are listed below. RIPTA will continue to work to restore regular travel patterns on those routes as conditions allow. Passengers are encouraged to check www.RIPTA.com
for updates throughout the day. Riders should expect some delays on all routes as snow may resume later on Friday, and our passengers are also advised to use extreme caution at bus stops where sidewalks may not be fully cleared.
We apologize for any inconveniences as winter weather continues, and we remain focused on the safety of our passengers, our employees and the public.
The following routes are on detour:Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit): UPDATE
Northbound trips after Rhode Island Hospital will not travel on Richmond Street after the Point Street intersection. Trips will travel on Eddy Street, left onto Point Street, right onto East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street, continue onto Lower Weybosset, and then resume regular route.
Southbound trips will not travel on Thayer Street. Trips will travel on Hope Street, continue on Hope Street, right onto Angell Street, left onto Thayer Street and then resume regular route.Route 3 (Warwick Ave): UPDATE
Inbound trips after Rhode Island Hospital will not travel on Richmond Street after the Point Street intersection. Trips will travel on Eddy Street, left onto Point Street, right onto East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street, continue onto Lower Weybosset, and then resume regular route.Route 18 (Union Street):
No Service to Chapin Avenue or Ellery Street.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Cranston Street, continue on Cranston Street, right onto the Rte. 10 on-ramp, stay right to the Union Avenue Exit, left onto Union Avenue and then resume regular route; REVERSE on the Inbound.Route 27(Broadway/Manton)
No service to Hillcrest Apartments.
Route 50 (Douglas Ave): UPDATE
Inbound trips leaving Shaw's Plaza will turn left onto Admiral Street, travel through the first traffic light, turn left onto Burns Street, right onto Douglas Avenue and then resume regular route.Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side):
Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to Eagle Street, turn right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, right onto Atwells Avenue 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.
(release from RIPTA)