RIPTA detours 8 routes due to winter weather

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Eight bus routes have been detoured because of winter weather conditions.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced routes 1, 6, 27, 34, 49, 64, 87 and 92 were on detour Wednesday morning.

Here’s more information on the detoured routes:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):
No service to beginning of Thayer Street.

Northbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel the regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street, and then resume regular route. Trips will   not travel on Brook Street.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope Street, continue on Hope Street, right onto Angell Street, left onto     Thayer Street and then resume regular route.

Route 6 (Prairie/R.W.Zoo): UPDATE
Trips will not service CCRI.  Inbound and Outbound trips will remain on Prairie Avenue.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):
Trips will not service Hillcrest Village Apartments.

Route 34 (East Providence):
Inbound trips will not service the back of Evergreen Apartments.
Trips leaving Evergreen will continue on Evergreen Drive, turn right onto Warren Avenue, and then resume regular route.

Route 49 (Camp St/Miriam Hospital):
Trips will not service Miriam Hospital.
Outbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel the regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street to regular route to North Main Street, left onto Smithfield Avenue, left onto Nashua Street, left onto Frost Street, right onto North Main Street, regular route to Hope Street, continue on Hope Street, right onto Angell Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 64 (Newport/URI):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Admiral Kalbfus Road, left onto Rte. 138 to Farewell Street and then travel to     the Newport Gateway Center.

Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill):
Trips will not service Fairmount Street and Morin Heights.

Westbound trips  from Diamond Hill Plaza will travel the regular route to Diamond Hill, left onto Mendon Road, right onto     Cass Street, and then resume regular route to Depot Square; REVERSE on Eastbound trips.

Route 92 (RI College/ Federal Hill/East Side):
Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to Eagle Street, right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley
Street, right onto Atwells Avenue, and then resume regular route.

The agency says is working to resume service as soon as possible.

Passengers may expect some delays on all routes and should use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions.

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