RIPTA detours 8 routes due to inclement weather

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced a detour for eight routes on Sunday due to inclement weather conditions.

Riders should expect some delays on all routes due to the conditions, and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops because of visibility issues and slippery road conditions.

“The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work hard to maintain service during this storm,” a spokesperson said in a release.

RIPTA said the following routes are on detour:

Route 13 (Coventry/Arctic/Warwick Mall):

Service to Woodland Manor suspended. Trips will terminate at the Ocean State Job Lot Plaza.

Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City):

Service to CCRI and Rhode Island Mall suspended. Service will terminate at the Warwick Mall. Service to Midway Rd. in Garden City suspended. Inbound trips will remain on New London Ave. to Reservoir Ave. Reverse on Outbound.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College): 

Service to Rhode Island Collage suspended; buses will terminate at Shaw’s Plaza.

Service to Fatima Hospital and Providence College suspended.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Service to VA Hospital and Stop & Shop suspended.

Trips will terminate at the Chalkstone Avenue and Sisson Street.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Service to Bay View Apartments suspended.

Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown Shops):
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Hillside Avenue and Dexter Street, turn right onto Dexter Street, left onto West Main Road, left onto Maple Avenue and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound.

Route 67 (Bellevue/Salve Regina Univ.):
Service to Touro Street suspended; trips will use America’s Cup Avenue instead.

Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side):

Service to Rhode Island College suspended.

Westbound trips will travel the regular route to Atwells Avenue and Eagle Street, right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, and then left onto Atwells Avenue.

RIPTA passengers are urged to monitor news reports, check and RIPTA social media accounts for updates.

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