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Metro to Halt Service Friday Night Through Monday

by Tim Regan — January 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm 0

As winter storm “Jonas” — or no, actually, “Gorf” — threatens to annihilate the D.C. area, locals have something new to worry about: Metro service suspensions.

Trains will shut down tomorrow night at 11 p.m. and cease service until Monday due to the blizzard, Metro announced today. Additionally, buses will only operate only on major corridors under a “severe” snow plan on Friday, then cease to run at 5 p.m.

“This is not a storm that anyone should take lightly, and I would urge all residents to plan to get to a safe place before the storm arrives Friday afternoon,” said Metro General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld in a statement.

“The actions we are taking today are all in the interest of our customers’ and employees’ safety, and will help us return to service once the storm passes and the snow is cleared,” he added.

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