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Snow & Extreme Weather

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If my route's status is "Modified," what does that mean? Learn how we operate during extreme weather - Click here

If we activate our Emergency Service plan, buses will operate only on main roads - Click Here

When extreme weather hits... 

Routed Buses

When conditions become unsafe for our operations, your Kitsap Transit routed bus may deviate from its Normal route and instead operate on a Modified route.

If we activate our Emergency service plan, buses will operate only on main roads and will not follow a schedule, and the statuses of routes in our Current Status table below will change to Cancelled. You'll be directed to a webpage with maps showing where Emergency service buses operate. (In the event of a major earthquake or other disaster, status may show Not In Service.)

As driving conditions improve, service will be upgraded gradually -- from Emergency service to Modified or Normal. These service upgrades will occur at specific time intervals in order to give our customers time to plan accordingly. The time intervals we plan to make changes to service are 4 AM, 9 AM and 3 PM. If we are not making changes to service in the next interval, we may not issue a rider alert or update for that interval.

About 45 minutes before the next time interval, check back here to see whether any service changes are planned for your route. If your route is not listed under Service Changes, its status in the Current Status table will remain the same in the next time interval.

Customers are strongly encouraged to subscribe to Kitsap Transit's rider alerts so they can receive push notifications and avoid having to check this page frequently for updates. If you have questions, you can call 1.800.501.7433.

Local and Cross-Sound Ferries 

Snow won't stop the local foot ferries or the cross-sound fast ferry, but high winds and ice may.  On the rare chance that ferry service is impacted by extreme weather, we will issue a rider alert. We strongly encourage you to sign up for rider alerts.

Worker/Driver 

Worker/Driver buses generally operate in snowy weather.  Many buses operate a modified route or may run late. To check the current status of your Worker/Driver bus, visit this page. Current riders can ask their driver for information on route and time modifications before bad weather hits.  New riders can call Customer Service for snow information. 

Riders are also encouraged to check their military base website for information about delays or closures. Worker/Driver buses will operate around the schedule of the base.

ACCESS 

Registered ACCESS service riders should call 1.800.422.2877 or check here for service interruptions or suspension due to adverse weather conditions. 

If service is suspended for safety reasons, ACCESS may still be available for emergency services such as trips to critical medical appointments or to pick up prescriptions, groceries and food bank items.  ACCESS will make every effort to provide service to registered riders who notify us that their trips are essential.  Please note, however, that ACCESS staff will make the final decision regarding whether a trip can be provided safely.

Vanpool 

Vanpool riders should contact their drivers for possible route modifications.

Tips for the Cold & Snow 

• If your road is clear, do not assume that it is clear everywhere.  Your destination may be snowy and your bus could be on a Modified Route.

• If you live on a street that is lightly travelled, or if traffic isn’t moving safely on your street, walk to a bus stop on a main arterial where traffic is moving.  

• If your stop is on a hill, please walk to a stop on flat ground.

• When tow trucks, plows, sanders or abandoned vehicles are blocking a portion of the street near your stop, walk to the nearest stop on a clear street.

• Give yourself plenty of time to get to the bus stop in the snow.  Your bus may be late during inclement weather, so dress warmly and please be patient.

• When you see the bus, step back from the curb onto the sidewalk or grass.  Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching the door.

• The floor of the bus or ferry may be slippery.  Please use caution.

• Buses may run late in the ice and snow.  Please anticipate that it may take longer for friends and loved ones to make it home on the bus.

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