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Snow Detours

A description of our most common Snow Detours is below.  To find out if your bus is on Snow Detour, call 676-7433 or follow us on Twitter @ridewta.

Stops we often can't serve during snowy or icy conditions.

Route 27 

When Church Road is inaccessible, Route 27 travels:
  • Left on Main Street at Ferndale Library.
  • Left on 4th.
  • Left on Vista Drive.
  • Left on Thornton.
  • Right on Church.
  • Left into Cascadia Elementary School.
  • Left on Captains Way.
  • Left on Thornton.
  • Return to regular routing.

Route 401

When North State Street is inaccessible, Route 401 travels:
  • In both directions on South State Street and Boulevard Street.

Route 512 

When Lake Louise Road is inaccessible, Route 512 travels:
  • In both directions on Lake Whatcom Boulevard.
  • Turns around at Mini Market.

Route 540 

When the Tweed Twenty neighborhood is inaccessible, Route 540 travels:
  • Only as far as McCloud Road, not serving Magrath, Welling Road, Del Bonita Avenues or Spring Coulee Road.

Stops We Often Can't Serve During Snowy or Icy Conditions

Look for this snowflake icon posted on the schedule at your bus stop.  At stops marked with this snowflake, the bus may not stop during snowy or icy conditions. 

Please go to the nearest stop WITHOUT a snowflake. 


Stops most likely to be affected during snowy and icy conditions are:

27 Ferndale 232 Cordata 512 Sudden Valley
Church @ Norway Northwest @ Sterling Lake Loiuse Rd @ Nature Reserve
Church @ Heights   Lake Louise Rd at SV Gate 13
    Lake Louise Rd @ SV Gate 9
    Lake Louise Rd @ SV Gate 5
43 Yew
401 Downtown 540 Squalicum HS
Yew @ Princeton State @ South Hill Apts McLeod @ Squalicum H
Yew @ 900 block State @ Cedar McGrath @ Welling
Yew @ San Juan    
Yew @ Woodbine    
Yew @ Democrat    

Please remember to arrive on time, but dress warmly and be prepared for delays!

Days with NO Bus Service
WTA offers NO Bus Service on the following holidays.  This includes Paratransit.

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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