INDIANAPOLIS – IndyGo could see service impacts Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17, due to severe weather conditions.
First, severe storms have the potential to move across Marion County during the afternoon and evening hours Monday.
The afternoon and evening forecast Monday, June 13, calls for a risk of thunderstorms with the potential for damaging winds and tornadoes. The most intense storms are expected between 1-10 p.m.
Passengers are encouraged to take the following precautions if they must travel during the risk for severe thunderstorms:
- Heavy rainfall can make riders difficult to see at bus stops. Consider wearing bright clothing and bringing a flashlight to notify the driver you’re waiting.
- In the event of a lightning storm, do your best to avoid metal, which conducts electricity, and tall objects.
- In the event a tornado occurs, head toward shelter immediately. If shelter is not available, find the lowest point of ground, lie down and cover your head with your arms or another object.
- Stay up to date regarding weather updates by watching the local news or listening to the radio.
- Plan for delays and allow extra travel time to and from your destination.
- Contact IndyGo’s Mobility Solutions Care Center at 317.635.3344 for real-time bus arrivals and information on detours. Expect longer wait times on the phone due to heavy call volumes that come with bad weather. Click here for Care Center hours.
Additionally, Indiana will experience a high heat index Tuesday, June 14, to Friday, June 17, which could be dangerous.
Passengers are also encouraged to take the following precautions if they must travel in the extreme heat:
- Drink plenty of water or sports drinks.
- Wear light clothing and use sunscreen.
- Plan your activities in the cooler parts of the day.
- Avoid eating big meals that raise body heat.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine because they can increase dehydration.
- Take frequent breaks if spending time outdoors.
If you plan to ride with us, IndyGo encourages riders to plan ahead using Google Maps, the Transit app or by visiting our website at https://www.indygo.net/plan-your-trip/.
Detours and route delays can also be found on the IndyGo Rider Alerts Twitter page here. Real-time alerts are also available when you text ##### (Five digit stop ID) to (463) 208-4344.
Paratransit riders, if you have a ride scheduled for this evening that you can re-schedule, we encourage you to do so by calling our Mobility Solutions Care Center at 317-635-3344.