Winter Weather Graphic
During winter weather emergencies, Metro has implemented standard route modifications based on the condition of area roadways. In some instances, route modifications may extend beyond what’s listed below. Check the Rider Alerts section of our website, or call Metro Customer Service for more information. 

Level 1 Winter Weather Alert


A Level 1 Winter Weather Alert indicates buses will continue to run regular routes, but may be up to 15 minutes behind schedule.

Level 2 Winter Weather Alert


A Level 2 Winter Weather Alert indicates that routes may be up to 15 minutes behind and the following route modifications are necessary:
  • Route 10: No service is provided in Hampton.
  • Route 20: Service will be provided on 16th Street instead of 15th Street between 7th - 13th Avenues in Moline.
  • Route 30: No service will be provided on 25th Street or 31st Avenue in Rock Island. In Moline, the route will use 27th Street instead of 25th Street.
  • Route 40: Service will be provided on US67 and 92nd Avenue instead of Frontage Roads in Milan.
  • Route 53: No service will be provided on 10th Avenue or 34th Street in Rock Island.
  • Route 55: Service will be provided on 17th Street instead of 16th Street between 1st - 5th Avenues in Silvis.
  • Route 57: Service will be provided on 15th Street instead of 12th Street in Moline.
  • Route 59: Service will be provided on 15th Street instead of 16th Street between 7th - 13th Avenues in Moline.
  • Route 70: Service will be demand response west of 4th Street and Andalusia Road in Milan.

Level 3 Winter Weather Alert


A Level 3 Winter Weather Alert indicates that routes may be up to 15 minutes behind additional route modifications are necessary. Route modifications include the detours provided in the Level 2 Winter Weather Alert, as well as the following detours:
  • Route 10: No service to Hampton or the Industrial Park in East Moline.
  • Route 20: Service will be provided on 16th Street instead of 15th Street between 7th - 13th Avenues in Moline. No service will be provided on Frontage Road, 25th Street and 39th Avenue. 
  • Route 30: No service will be provided on 25th Street or 31st Avenue in Rock Island. In Moline, the route will use 27th Street instead of 25th Street.
  • Route 40: The route will stay on 11th Street in Rock Island and there will be no service to Sunset Heights.
  • Route 53: There will be no service on 34th Street, 10th Avenue, 32nd Street or 12th Avenue in Rock Island.
  • Route 55: Service will be provided on 17th Street instead of 16th Street between 1st - 5th Avenues in Silvis. There will be no service to Illini Towers or Warren Towers.
  • Route 57: Inbound and outbound will use 15th Street instead of 12th Street
  • Route 59: Inbound and outbound will run on 15th Street between 7th Avenue and 13th Avenue instead of 16th Street.
  • Route 60: There will be no service to Black Hawk College. In Rock Island, buses will operate on 9th Street instead of 5th Street. There will be no demand response service.
  • Route 70: Service will be demand response west of 4th Street and Andalusia Road in Milan.

Winter Weather Safety Tips


  • Be cautious of your safety during a Winter Weather Alert, and only travel if necessary.
  • Dress warm and wear high-visibility clothing.
  • Wear proper shoes to prevent slipping while getting on or off a Metro bus.
  • Make sure the bus has come to a complete stop before moving forward to board.
  • During evening trips, wait for the bus in a well-lit area. Carry a flashlight if possible and wave to get the attention of the operator.
  • Exercise additional caution when getting off the bus. Remember, the stairs and aisle may be slippery from the snow.
  • Give your driver extra notice before you arrive at your destination.