Due to the winter storm that is predicted to arrive overnight and result in moderate to heavy snow, with expected accumulating sleet and additional ice glazing, the decision has been made to curtail all service on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Based on the current forecast, COAST plans to return to normal operations on Friday. When COAST resumes service, expect delays as storm cleanup may still be affecting the roads and walkways.
“The snowfall, accumulating sleet and ice, along with visibility concerns make it look like travel will be very messy Thursday. We feel this is the most sensible decision we could make based on the predicted conditions,” stated Rad Nichols, COAST Executive Director.
Nichols commented further, “As always, when traveling after the storm, please be safe on your way to and from bus stops. Please do not wait for the bus on top of snowbanks. Find the nearest driveway opening; make sure you are visible to the bus operator and wave as the bus approaches. In low light conditions wave a lit cell phone or flashlight to make you more visible to the bus operator.” COAST recommends wearing bright clothing, having reflectors and carrying a flashlight.
For updated information on COAST services, please tune in to area radio and television news outlets. COAST will also be using its website at www.coastbus.org, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/COASTbus and twitter account @COASTbus to provide additional updates.