Inclement Weather Detours

When inclement weather conditions affect the DC Circulator system, detours are created to provide continual service.
Standardized detours help to better prepare riders for service changes. Each route has a designated Light, Moderate or Severe weather detour.

Throughout the season, the  Service Status feature (in the table below) on the homepage will update to reflect the detour in use on each route. As an added reminder, the DC Circulator will update  Twitter and Facebook  to #Alert riders of the inclement weather detour (Light, Moderate or Severe).

To learn the inclement weather detours for each route, explore the menu below.

 

dp-rs-route-circleDupont Circle–Georgetown–Rosslyn

Light Status

No Detour

 

Moderate Status

Buses will not cross the Key Bridge and will loop back to M Street using 33rd Street, Prospect Street and Wisconsin Avenue.


 

The following stops will be serviced from Rosslyn to Dupont Circle:

M St. NW / Potomac St. NW

M St. NW between Wisconsin Ave & 31st St.

M St. NW / Thomas Jefferson

Pennsylvania Avenue NW / 28th St.

L St. NW / 24th St.

M St. NW / New Hampshire Ave.

19th St. NW / N St.


 

The following stops will be serviced from Dupont Circle to  Rosslyn:

19th St. NW / N St.

M St. NW / New Hampshire Ave.

M St. NW / 24 St.

M st. NW / 28th St.

M St. NW / 30th St.

M St. NW / 31st St.

M St. NW / Wisconsin Ave.

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Severe Status

Service Suspended

gt-us-route-circleGeorgetown–Union Station

Light Status

No Detour

 

Moderate Status

Buses will turn right on M Street and head back toward Union Station without serving Wisconsin Avenue stops north of M Street.


The following stops will be provided from Georgetown to Union Station:

 

M St. NW/Wisconsin Ave.

M St. NW /Thomas Jefferson St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW / 28th St.

Pennsylvania Ave NW / 26th St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW 24th St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW /22nd St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW / 21st St.

K St. NW / 19th St.

K St. NW / 17th St.

K St. NW / 16th St.

K St. NW / 14th St.

K St. NW / 12th St.

K St. NW / 11th St.

New York Ave. NW / 9th St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / 7th St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / 5th St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / NJ Ave.

Massachusetts Ave / 1st St. NE

Union Station Parking Garage


 

The following stops will be provided from Union Station to  Georgetown:

 

Union Station Parking Garage

Massachusetts Ave. NW / N. Capitol St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / New Jersey Ave.

Massachusetts Ave. / 5th St.

Massachusetts Ave. / 7th St.

New York Ave. NW / 9th St.

K St. NW / 12th St.

K St. NW / 14th St.

K St. NW / 16th St.

K St. NW / Connecticut Ave.

K St. NW / 19th St.

21st St. NW / K St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW / 22nd St.

Lower K St. NW / 30th St.

Lower K St. NW / Wisconsin Ave.

Wisconsin Ave. NW / M St.

 

gtus-moderate

Severe Status

Buses will turn around using Washington Circle and will not serve stops west of the Circle.


 

 

 

The following stops will be provided from Georgetown to Union Station:

 

M St. NW/Wisconsin Ave.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW /22nd St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW / 21st St.

K St. NW / 19th St.

K St. NW / 17th St.

K St. NW / 16th St.

K St. NW / 14th St.

K St. NW / 12th St.

K St. NW / 11th St.

New York Ave. NW / 9th St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / 7th St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / 5th St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / NJ Ave.

Massachusetts Ave / 1st St. NE

Union Station Parking Garage


The following stops will be provided from Union Station to  Georgetown:

Union Station Parking Garage

Massachusetts Ave. NW / N. Capitol St.

Massachusetts Ave. NW / New Jersey Ave.

Massachusetts Ave. / 5th St.

Massachusetts Ave. / 7th St.

New York Ave. NW / 9th St.

K St. NW / 12th St.

K St. NW / 14th St.

K St. NW / 16th St.

K St. NW / Connecticut Ave.

K St. NW / 19th St.

21st St. NW / K St.

Pennsylvania Ave. NW / 22nd St.

Wisconsin Ave. NW / M St.

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us-ny-route-circleUnion Station–Navy Yard

Light Status

No Detour

 

Moderate Status

No Detour

Severe Status

Service Suspended

wp-am-ms-route-circleWoodley Park–Adams Morgan–McPherson Square

Light Status

Buses will turn back at Duke Ellington Bridge, similar to Metrobus Route 96.


The following stops will be serviced from Woodley Park to Adams Morgan-McPherson Square: 

 

Adams Mill Rd. NW / Columbia Rd.

Columbia Rd. NW / Ontario Rd. NW

Mt. Pleasant St NW / Irving St.

Irving St NW / 14th St.

14th St. NW / U St.

14th St. NW / P St.

13th St. NW / K St.

I St. NW / 14th St.


 

The following stops will be serviced from Adams Morgan-McPherson Square to Woodley Park:

 

I St. NW / 14th St.

14th St. NW / K St.

14th St. NW / Rhode Island Ave

14th St. NW / U St.

Columbia Rd. NW / 14th St.

Columbia Rd. NW / between 15th & 16th St.

Columbia Rd. NW / Ontario Rd.

Adams Mill Rd. NW / Columbia Rd.

wpam-light

Moderate Status

Buses will turn back at Duke Ellington Bridge, similar to Metrobus
Route 96.


 

 

The following stops will be serviced from Woodley Park to Adams Morgan-McPherson Square: 

Adams Mill Rd. NW / Columbia Rd.

Columbia Rd. NW / Ontario Rd. NW

Mt. Pleasant St NW / Irving St.

Irving St NW / 14th St.

14th St. NW / U St.

14th St. NW / P St.

13th St. NW / K St.

I St. NW / 14th St.


The following stops will be serviced from Adams Morgan-McPherson Square to Woodley Park:

I St. NW / 14th St.

14th St. NW / K St.

14th St. NW / Rhode Island Ave

14th St. NW / U St.

Columbia Rd. NW / 14th St.

Columbia Rd. NW / between 15th & 16th St.

Columbia Rd. NW / Ontario Rd.

Adams Mill Rd. NW / Columbia Rd.

wpam-moderate

Severe Status

Buses will turn right on U Street, looping back to the main route using 13th Street and Florida Avenue.


 

The following stops will be serviced from Woodley Park to Adams Morgan-McPherson Square: 

14th St. NW / U St.

14th St. NW / P St.

13th St. NW / K St.

I St. NW / 14th St.


The following stops will be serviced from Adams Morgan-McPherson Square to Woodley Park:

I St. NW / 14th St.

14th St. NW / K St.

14th St. NW / Rhode Island Ave

14th St. NW / U St.

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ps-route-circlePotomac Avenue Metro–Skyland via Barracks Row

Light Status

No Detour

 

Moderate Status

Buses will not serve Good Hope Rd and will detour from Martin Luther King Jr Avenue straight back to the 11th Street Bridge.


 

 

The following stops will be serviced from Potomac Avenue Metro to Skyland via Barracks Row:

Potomac Ave. Metro Station (14th St SE & Potomac Ave SE ) 8th St. / D St. SE

Pennsylvania Ave. SE / E St.

8th St. SE / D St.

8th St. SE / G St.

8th St. SE / L St.

Anacostia Metrorail Station

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE / W St.

Alabama Ave. SE / 30th St. SE


 

The following stops will be serviced from Skyland via Barracks Row to Potomac Avenue Metro:

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE / W St.

Anacostia Metrorail Station

8th St. / L St.SE

8th St. / G St. SE

8th St. SE / E St.

Pennsylvania Ave. SE / 12th St.

Potomac Avenue Metro Station (Pennsylvania Ave. SE / 14th St.)

pssk-moderate

 

Severe Status

Service Suspended

nmr_route_circleNational Mall

Light Status

No Detour

Moderate Status

Service Suspended

Severe Status

Service Suspended

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