January 7, 2017

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With a winter storm hitting the state, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced detours on nine routes. RIPTA will keep the public updated on detours and delays throughout the day as it is expected that accumulating snow and unplowed secondary roads will make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to ravel safely in some areas.  Currently, Routes 21, 29, 55, 56, 60, 63, 66, 71 and 87 are on detour.

RIPTA will restore service on these routes as conditions allow and will also advise riders of any other detours.  Passengers are encouraged to check for updates throughout the day or follow us on Facebook.  Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions. The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work around to maintain service during this storm.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 21 (Reservoir Ave/Garden City/CCRI):  No service to CCRI Warwick campus.   

Route 29 (Kent County):  Eastbound buses will not use Highland Ave. hill; they will travel regular route to Main Street, right on Pleasant, left on Highland, and then left on Maine to resume regular route.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College): No service to Fatima Hospital; buses will terminate at Shaw’s Plaza. No service into Providence College.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Ave): No service to Stop & Shop, buses will terminate at Sisson Street.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):  No service to Bay View apartments.

Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown):  Outbound will travel regular route to Hillside and Beacon, then turn right on Beacon Street, left on West Main Road, and then left on Maple Avenue to resume regular route.  Detour will be followed in the reverse for Inbound trips.

Route 66 (URI Galilee):  No service to CCRI Warwick campus.

Route 71 (Broad St./Pawtucket Ave):  No service to Job Lot/Mary Street. Buses will terminate on Pawtucket Avenue.

Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill):  No service to Morin Heights or Fairmont Heights.

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