Pullman Transit impacted by snow

Some routes not servicing certain stops, full service to resume Friday

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

Bus service in Pullman is being impacted by snow as several buses are running detour routes this morning.

Buses are expected to regain full service after snow plows clear service side streets, said Brad Rader, Pullman Transit operations supervisor. Pullman Transit is monitoring the storm and expects full service to be regained around 2:00 p.m.

Rader said the Coug Express route is not servicing Brandi Way outside of Pimlico, Emerald Downs and The Grove apartments.

The Crimson Express route is not servicing Spokane Street up to Washington Street in front of Cougar Health Services, he said.

The Paradise route is not servicing the Sunnyside Hill neighborhood, Rader said. One Paradise route bus was out of service for 15 to 20 minutes this morning after it was rear-ended outside of Paradise Creek Brewery at 9:10 a.m.

He said bus service to apartment land through Merman Street was temporarily unavailable because a Crimson Express bus was stuck at the intersection of Merman Street and Terre View Drive in front of the Coug Mart. The bus was stuck for 10 to 15 minutes before it continued its route.

Buses were also experiencing traction loss on Nevada Street at the intersection with Stadium Way and were sliding into the intersection, Rader said.

“We know we’re inconveniencing riders, but it’s safety first,” he said. “We always err on the side of safety.”

Rader said riders can stay notified about current bus service through the Pullman Transit app and the Pullman Transit website.