UPDATED: METRO begins restoring service amid Houston-area rain, street flooding


UPDATED at 9:28 p.m.: After suspending service before noon, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County began resuming service at 7 p.m., with partial service to park-and-rides and METROLift active. High-occupancy vehicle lanes remained closed, however.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County suspended services across its network as of 11 a.m. Sept. 19 because of heavy rain and flooding.

While services are suspended, METRO will transport all passengers already on board to their destinations, and service will resume when it is safe to travel, according to a statement from the agency.

METRO is advising customers to observe local forecasts and the agency’s social media accounts and subscribe to its service alerts system.

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  1. My husband is stuck on his bus. Dispatch wants them to secure bus and walk to restroom. Buses are stuck gas is running down blocking traffic and in need of returning to the barn. Help our bus drivers get them home safe.

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Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.
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