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(An icicle blocks RTA service in Tower City on Jan. 7, 2014/Courtesy: RTA)
(An icicle blocks RTA service in Tower City on Jan. 7, 2014/Courtesy: RTA)

CLEVELAND — The RTA wants you to get on a bus — any bus — to stay warm.

Weather related issues caused significant delays and reduced service on all RTA buses and rapids early Tuesday.

“We encourage people to get on any bus they see at this point, even if it is not their bus, so we can keep them warm, getting them to their destination,” and RTA spokesperson said in an email to Fox 8 News.

By mid-morning, the Red Line remained down but the Blue/Green lines were running close to schedule.

Crews were working to restore Red Line service, and customers were served by shuttle buses in the interim.

The RTA said to expect delays and reduced service.  The cold caused some buses to experience mechanical issues.  Many had frozen air systems, meaning the brakes, doors and heating did not work properly.

The RTA said extra crews were called in to work on repairs.

Click here for the RTA’s website.