Updated | Dec. 12, 2013 – 6:17 a.m.
Both the Juneau school buses and Capital Transit buses are continuing to run on snow routes today.
Original Post | Dec. 11, 2013 – 7:15 a.m.
The National Weather Service is calling for heavy snow throughout the day and into tomorrow. The forecast predicts as much as two feet of snow might accumulate. The snow will be heavy and visibility will be limited.
Juneau School Buses
Juneau schools have shifted to winter bus routes for today. You can see those stops here.
Capital City Transit
Capital City Transit has also moved to winter routes, effective until midnight tonight.
Service will be discontinued on St. Ann’s Avenue, Cordova Street, Davis Avenue, Lemon Creek Road, and Franklin and Fourth Streets Downtown:
No service on Cordova Street. Please wait for the bus at the Breeze Inn stop.
No service to St Ann’s. Please wait for the bus at the Douglas Post Office stop.
No service on Franklin or 4th street. Please wait for the bus at the Main Street stop.
No service on Davis Avenue and Lemon Creek Road. Please wait for the bus at Glacier Highway.
The snow storm is also causing power outages. According to AEL&P’s Twitter feed, the company is working to resolve power outages from Lena point out the road.
Heavy snow is causing us a bit of trouble. Crew has restored power to about 100 customers and are working hard to restore the remainder.
— AEL&P (@AELPJUNEAU) December 11, 2013
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