Our Atlantic Canadian winters can wreak havoc on travel plans. The Town of Bridgewater is committed to providing a transit program that balances reliable public service with safety in the face of stormy conditions.
STORMY WEATHER ARRIVES
When bad weather is in the forecast, public safety takes precedence. Bridgewater Transit drivers will be working with our Public Works staff to keep our transit service on the road as much as possible, however in instances where there is signigicant snowfall in the forecast (more than 10 centimeters), users should expect transit service may be delayed and plan accordingly. If there are disruptions in service, the Town of Bridgewater will inform the public immediately.
WHERE TO GET INFO ON BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT
If Bridgewater Transit service is temporarily delayed or there is a detour, we will make sure it reaches our users in a number of different ways. Transit information is published on the Town of Bridgewater’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts, as well as the @BWTraffic Twitter account. We also provide updates through CKBW/Country 100.7 and the CBC Nova Scotia Storm Centre.
Storms can be unpredictable and Bridgewater Transit may still be in service while needing to avoid certain parts of town. For example, if loaders are being used to clear snow from King Street, the bus may detour up Victoria Rd. to York St., picking up the route again at Alexandra and Maple.
SAFELY USING BUS STOPS
During the winter, snowbanks along street curbs can provide obstacles for those travelling on foot or trying to board the bus. While we do our best to ensure areas around marked bus stops are passable, if there is a snowbank near a marked stop or a flag stop you’re creating, look for the closest curb cut or driveway where there is no snow and wait there ̶ our drivers will be on the lookout for you!