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 50: Service will be provided on Archer Drive instead of Kennedy Drive between 17th-30th Avenues in East Moline.
  • 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 (East of Centre Station): Service will be provided on 15th Street instead of 16th Street between 7th - 13th Avenues in Moline. Service will be provided on 41st Street instead of 60th Street between 34th Avenue and John Deere Road.
  • Route 57 (West of Centre Station): Service will be provided on 15th Street instead of 12th Street in Moline.
  • Route 60: There will be no service to Black Hawk College.
  • Route 70: Service will be demand response west of 4th Street and Andalusia Road in Milan.
  • Route 90: Service will be provided on 41st Street instead of 60th Street between 34th Avenue and John Deere Road.
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 the Industrial Park in East Moline.
  • Route 30: There will be no service to Black Hawk College, Deerfield Woods, John Deere Administration, or Crowne Forest. The route will turn around at Kennedy Square.
  • 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 32nd Street or 12th Avenue.
  • Route 55: There will be no service to Illini Towers, Loma Linda, Warren Towers, or Colona.
  • Route 57 (East of Centre Station): Inbound and outbound will run on 15th Street between 7th Avenue and 13th Avenue instead of 16th Street. There will not be service on 60th Street between 34th Avenue and John Deere Road. We will be operating on 41st Street.
  • Route 57 (West of Centre Station): Inbound and outbound will use 15th Street instead of 12th 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 90: Demand response west of 4th Street and Andalusia Road. Buses will operate on 41st Street. There will be no service to Heritage addition or Cottage Grove. There will be no demand response service.
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.