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Alert #10: METRO HOV/HOT Express Lanes Remain Closed for Afternoon Commute

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Release Date: Jan. 18, 2018

Alert #10: METRO HOV/HOT Express Lanes Remain Closed for Afternoon Commute

METRO operates thefollowingHOV/HOTExpress lanes:


I-45 North (North Freeway)

I-45 South (Gulf Freeway)

US 59 North (Eastex Freeway)

US 59 South (Southwest Freeway)

US 290 West (Northwest Freeway)



METRO HOV/HOT lanes will remain closed through the afternoon and evening commute due to dangerous, icy road conditions in some elevated locations. Crews will continue to assess and treat the roadways and attempt to re-open the lanes Friday morning. METRO Park & Ride patrons should expect some detours and delays on their commute home.


METRORail linesare operating. Local bus and METROLift paratransit services arerunning withoccasional delays as bus operators exercise extreme caution.


Riders are encouraged to monitor METRO'sTwitterandFacebookpages for timely information regarding transit. METRO also offers real-time information through itsservice alerts system.


HOV / HOT Lane Map

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County(METRO)is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on METRO’s transportation network, METRORail'sexpanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include:STAR Vanpool,METROLift,HOV/HOT lanes,Bike & Rideprogram,Park & Ride,and road improvement projects.Learn more about METRO services atridemetro.orgwhere you will also find useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.

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