Flooding shuts Woodside ferry terminal
Metro Transit is advising passengers to expect delays Monday
A water line break near the Woodside ferry terminal in Dartmouth has forced the closure of the terminal for Monday's commute.
In a news release Tiffany Chase, with Halifax Regional Municipality, said the flooding at the terminal was severe enough to close the ferry hub.
Initial building inspections deemed the terminal unsafe for passengers.
Crews will inspect the damage again on Monday and reassess when the terminal will be able to reopen for passengers.
In the meantime, Metro Transit will provide a shuttle service for ferry passengers between the Alderney and Woodside terminals during regular Woodside ferry service hours.
The Alderney shuttle will depart from the MetroLink bus stop on Alderney Drive in front of the library, and the Woodside shuttle will depart from the bus stop in front of the Woodside ferry terminal building.
Metro Transit says expect delays Monday
Metro Transit is advising passengers that this weekend's heavy snowfall may result in some service delays during Monday's commute.
Chase said in a release that passengers should plan extra time for Monday's commute and use extra caution at bus terminals and stops as they may be blocked by snow.
The city expects it will take several days to fully clear snow from streets, walkways and bus stops, Chase said.
"Buses may not be able to pull fully into bus stops and the loading and unloading of buses may take longer than usual," she stated.
In the release Chase said that updates will be available on Metro Transit's website, the @hfxtransit Twitter feed or by calling 311 on Monday.