• CATS says many buses on detour routes because of icy roads


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Area Transit System officials said the trains and buses are running Wednesday following the winter storm.

    The light rail is operating on a normal schedule, but many of the buses are on detour routes because of all the icy side streets.

    CATS also operates smaller buses that go door-to-door picking up people with disabilities.

    Channel 9 was told they have seen a lot of cancellations for that service, but the drivers are there and ready to go.

    Another important note, CATS wants riders to be especially careful on train platforms and at the Park and Ride lots.

    Crews worked all night to deice those areas, but with the freezing temperatures it’s very slick.

    Officials urge riders to be careful walking or standing near those areas.

    CATS is monitoring the conditions and making up to-the-minute changes on its website.

    For more information, please visit http://ridetransit.org.

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