UPDATE: MATBUS to suspend service early tonight

Fargo city officials close several streets, MATBUS suspends service at 9:15 p.m., and Fargo police ask residents to move all vehicles from streets to allow efficient snow removal.

MATBUS services are closed Thursday, April 11th, due to inclement weather.
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MATBUS is suspending service due to bad weather this evening.

All drivers will stop serving their routes and return to the bus garage at 9:15 p.m., the transit service announced. The Ground Transportation Center, 502 NP Ave., will close at 9:30 p.m.

Regular service is expected to resume Saturday, though MATBUS said it would continue to monitor conditions. Updates will be released on the MATBUS website and on social media.


Freezing snow coats windshield with a layer of ice on Friday, Jan. 17. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — Due to a lack of visibility and blowing snow, Fargo Police and public works have closed several city streets.

Currently, 19th Avenue North from Dakota Drive North to 18th Street North and 52nd Avenue South between 45th Street and Veterans Boulevard have closed.

But Fargo Solid Waste is in full operations with residential trash and recycling collections in progress on all Friday routes.

MATBUS announced they will be suspending a majority of routes after 11 a.m. including 13U, 31, 32E, 32W, 33 and TapRide. Route 34 will continue to operate until further notice.


MATBUS cited the closure of North Dakota State University's campus coupled with the deteriorating road conditions as reasons for its service suspension.

Select routes will begin traveling on snow detour routes to avoid open areas prone to drifting and poor visibility. This includes Routes 9, 18 (phase 1) and 24. Route 9 will continue to serve the Dilworth Walmart until further notice.

Any future service changes will be communicated to the public through , its social media accounts or Rider Alerts.

The city of Fargo asks residents to move all vehicles from streets to afford snow removal equipment operators the ability to navigate through areas in a safe and efficient manner, according to a press release.

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