Here comes the rain again…a few things to keep in mind please


Above is the good word from the National Weather Service on the second storm that is supposed to blow through our area beginning tonight and into tomorrow.

A few things to keep in mind:

•It’s not exactly a secret some L.A. drivers pilot their cars like total idiots in wet weather. Please slow down and be mindful of slick roads and idiots.

•Same goes with Metro facilities. Slow down, don’t run around buses or trains.

•Try NOT to jab people with your umbrellas please! Ouchies!

•Customers riding the Metro Blue, Expo, Green, and Gold Lines during stormy weather may note that their train doors aren’t opening automatically. This is because trains may be operating in “passenger door release mode,” which means customers wishing to board or exit the train must press the illuminated, green buttons adjacent to the doors in order for the doors to open. The buttons can be found on both the interior and exterior of the train doors, and will only release the doors when lit up. “Passenger door release mode” helps minimize the intrusion of weather elements on board, improving customer comfort.

•Work planned for all our construction projects — Purple, Regional, Crenshaw, 405, Blue Line, etc.  — might be impacted or possibly deferred because of the rain.

Additional Metro track and maintenance personnel will be on standby to resolve any potential issues that may arise due to the storms. That being said, passengers should consider a cushion of extra travel time in their normal commute, in case of weather-related delays.

So, enjoy this week’s much-needed respite from a particularly dry winter, but please, be safe and alert in foul weather. To stay up-to-date on the status of your bus or train, follow Metro on Twitter at @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts, and be sure to check back here at The Source.

And keep in mind the big goal here — safety, safety and then a little more safety — is the same as the title of this song…

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3 replies

    • Ha! Fixed! Thanks for heads up Dawn and be careful out there!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source