NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — CT Transit announced mid-day Saturday that they are shutting down bus service along the Connecticut shoreline due to the winter storm and deteriorating road conditions.
After a bus crash in Greenwich Saturday morning sent one person to the hospital, officials at CT Transit have made the decision to stop service along the shoreline, and are encouraging riders to stay home Saturday.
Related Content: Road closures, power outages after CT Transit bus crash in Greenwich
CT Transit released the following update midday Saturday:
CTtransit Stamford area customers: due to winter storm and roadway conditions, service will begin shutting down around noon depending on routes and ridership. By 1:00PM today CTtransit bus service in the Stamford Division will suspend service until further notice when safe operations can resume.
I-BUS customers note: 11:30AM departure from Stamford Transportation Center toward White Plains will be the last trip to operate today.
Bus services along the southwestern CT shoreline including CTtransit Stamford (and I-BUS), Norwalk Transit, Greater Bridgeport Transit, Milford Transit and the Coastal Link will begin shutting down services at noon.
Exact shutdown times will vary by town based on their different schedules, so please check the local bus system websites and e-alerts for more details on the shutdowns, and for when services may resume.
Statewide: customers should anticipate delays and detours due to roadway and traffic conditions as the winter storm spreads and intensifies. Please be cautious if you must travel.
Stamford route 13 no service past at Connecticut Ave and Stillwater, turning around and returning to the Station via regular route;
Stamford Rt 11 outbound via Soundview Drive is closed, using inbound routing for outbound travel at this time. No major stops missed – still servicing Greenwich RR station.
Updated: 10:27AM 1/23
D-Grand Ave. No service to Lenox St, Oxford St, and Lexington St. Passengers should board at East Grand Ave. & Lenox St or East Grand Ave & Lexington Ave.
D-Grand Ave. No service to the Bella Vista Complex. Passengers should board at Eastern St. & Bella Vista Dr.
D-Grand Ave. No service to East Grand Ave., Russell St., Clifton St., Eastern St. between Clifton St. & Hemingway Ave. Passengers should board at Grand Ave. & Quinnipiac Ave.; Eastern St. & Bella Vista Dr. (outbound); Hemingway Ave. & Russell St. (inbound); or along Quinnipiac Ave, Hemingway Ave, and Eastern St.
Related Content: Handy Connecticut links during winter storms
More information is available online at CTTransit.com