ATLANTA - Commuters who rely on MARTA's bus service to get around will have to wait until late Wednesday morning to find out whether or not they'll have a ride.
MARTA bus service will not be in operation during Wednesday morning's rush hour. "MARTA staff will assess street conditions throughout the overnight hours and make a determination by 11 a.m. on January 12, 2011, if some very limited bus service can be reinstated," a new release said Tuesday night.
If MARTA is able to reinstate bus service, it won't be until around noon Wednesday. "Additionally, service will end by 5 p.m. when temperatures start to drop," the news release said.
Busses have been parked since Monday morning when a winter storm struck the city of Atlanta, dumping inches of snow and some freezing rain. By Tuesday morning, roadways were covered with a slick glaze of ice and slush, making travel difficult and dangerous at times.
MARTA rail service will be operating on a schedule similar to a "Saturday/Sunday" schedule - beginning at 4:45 a.m. But, officials said customers should expect delays.
For updated service information, the MARTA news release said customers can call (404) 848-5000 for service information. MARTA Mobility customers can call (404) 848-4212.