CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority shut down all bus and rail service temporarily Monday leaving some without transportation.
The announcement made early Monday morning came after the public transportation system had already announced delays in service due to the winter storm that hit much of Northeast Ohio.
Service was restored to the following bus lines:
• #22 – Lorain
• #26 – Detroit
• #28 – Euclid
• #45 – Ridge- Fulton
• #51 – MetroHealth Line
• #53 – MetroHealth Line – Broadview
More than 50 buses were stuck in the snow by 5 a.m., RTA reported, and as of 1:50 p.m., 35 of those vehicles were still stuck. Paratransit, however, was still running with some delays expected.
RTA told FOX 8 earlier it was hoping to resume all service by this afternoon, but so far that has not taken place. It plans to continue offering updates on the situation throughout the night.
Meanwhile, Cleveland firefighters are urging people to stay off the streets in general to make way for snow plows.
“Our fire trucks are having a difficult time getting down some streets,” Cleveland Ladder 93 said on Twitter. “A lot of residential streets are nearly impassable with stuck vehicles blocking the road.”
Those who may have questions can call RTA’s customer service line at 216-621-9500.