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RIPTA TO DETOUR FOUR ROUTES DUE TO WINTER STORM ON FEBRURARY 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that four routes are on detour today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 due to winter weather conditions. Routes 27, 29, 55, and 56 are currently on detour. 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 hard to maintain service during this storm.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 29 (Cowesset/Kent County ):

Eastbound trips will not use Highland Avenue. Trips will travel the regular route to Main Street, stay on Main Street to right onto Pleasant Street, left onto Highland Avenue, left onto  Main Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Service to Fatima Hospital suspended, buses will terminate at Shaw’s Plaza.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Service to VA Hospital suspended.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates.  RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at https://www.ripta.com/service-alerts; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

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