Snow Emergency Service

HRT resumes regular service on Tuesday, January 9.
The HRT Snow Emergency Plan has been activated
for Monday, January 9, and Tuesday, January 10
across the entire Hampton Roads service region.
Snow Routes take effect when HRT’s Chief Operation Officer, or designee, activates the Snow Emergency Plan, usually when the local weather forecast calls for six inches of snow or more in Hampton Roads. If the forecast is for six inches or more and only four inches fall, the Snow Emergency Plan will still be in effect until it is lifted. The Plan considers regional variations in weather, so snow routes could be in effect on the Peninsula while normal service continues on the Southside. The Plan provides basic regional connections during a limited service day.END SNOW EMERGENCY STATUS
Click one of the routes on the left to find the bus stops on the map below.
RouteCities ServedMajor Roads Served
BrownBrown Newport News Warwick Blvd. / Jefferson Ave.
TealTeal Newport News Jefferson Ave. / Warwick Blvd. / Mercury Blvd. / Kecoughtan Rd.
RedRed Norfolk / Virginia Beach Shore Dr. / Great Neck Rd. / Virginia Beach Blvd. / Holland Rd. / Independence Blvd.
GoldGold Norfolk / Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Blvd. / Kempsville Rd.
PurplePurple Virginia Beach Independence Blvd. / Haygood Rd. / Newtown Rd. / Kempsville Rd.
BlueBlue Norfolk Military Hwy. / Little Creek Rd.
GreenGreen Norfolk Hampton Blvd. / Little Creek Rd. / Tidewater Dr. / Granby St.
OrangeOrange Norfolk-Chesapeake Campostella Rd. / Battlefield Blvd.
PinkPink Chesapeake-Portsmouth Military Hwy. / Canal Dr. / George Washington Hwy. / Victory Blvd. / McLean Rd. / Portsmouth Blvd. / High St.
SilverSilver Portsmouth College Dr. / Towne Point Rd. / High St. / Crawford St.
BurgundyBurgundy Newport News-Hampton-Norfolk Granby St. / Settlers Landing Rd. / I-64
(I)=Inbound direction (O)=Outbound direction



All designated snow route stops have snowflakes on the route signs. The color of the flake on the sign corresponds to the route shown on the map above.

(I)=Inbound direction (O)=Outbound direction

Snow routes do not connect. A bus might not stop at your usual stop(s). Bus stop signs must display a snowflake to indicate a place where the bus will stop. If a sign does not display a snowflake, then buses will not stop there.

Bus, light rail, and ferry service will operate between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. only. Due to weather conditions, especially road conditions, we cannot offer scheduled times. Your trip may take significantly longer.

While the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, paratransit services will not be provided. Full service will resume when the Snow Emergency Plan has been lifted.


Special Service Notes


Buses will run on one-hour frequencies.

The front of the bus will not display a route number. It will display the name of the route color.

Snow routes purple, blue, green, and orange have a stop at a light rail station.

Light Rail

Service will run two trains at 30-minute frequencies.

Three additional “sweep” trains will keep the overhead electrical lines ice-free between the service trains. These sweep trains will not pick up passengers.


Service will run at 30-minute frequencies.

Ferry service is subject to sudden changes depending on wind conditions.

Please call Customer Service for all service status updates.

Customer Service Snow Emergency Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Customer Service / Route Inquiries: (757) 222-6100
Dial 711 for TTY
  Ticket Sales/Transit Centers: CLOSED
Traffix Commuter Programs: CLOSED

Administrative Offices (Call for status): (757) 222-6000