High Winds: Bus Service Cancelled For Sunday

September 8, 2012

“Please be advised that the Department of Public Transportation has cancelled bus service tomorrow in anticipation of winds exceeding limits designated as safe for operating their vehicles,” a Government spokesperson said. “A decision on resumption of service will be made tomorrow based on weather updates.”

In their 8pm update this evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Leslie is 220 miles south-east of Bermuda, and moving towards the north at 8mph with maximum sustained winds are near 65mph [100km/h]. “There a strong likelihood that Leslie will regain hurricane status on Sunday,” the NHC said.

View all our coverage of Tropical Storm Leslie here.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Oh good grief! Any excuse for a paid day off. Whats the limits now for bus operation? 30kts of wind up high on some hill??? Bermuda buses hardly qualify as high profile vehicles & Bermuda roads are certainly not prone to exposure to unrestricted high winds like an open highway in Kansas or an open bridge high over a body of water.


    • mixitup says:

      I’m really beginning to believe their is something seriously wrong with you ^^ Either you live a very boring life, your sex life is lacking, or your simply off, pick one.. My guess is all of the above.

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        Is the best that you can do is a personal attack? How about responding to the topic. If you have something counter to my opinion lets hear it. Simply attacking me is childish at best.

        • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

          @TD I would guess that in keeping to the spirit of Abundance of Caution the ministry would like to protect and preserve the equipment , buses , from damage , i.e. broken windscreens from displaced and overhanging tree branches and the like which could be dangerous to both driver and passengers . Public transportation will not send a single vehicle out onto the road again until every route is checked and declared safe for unencumbered passage . So don’t expect for buses to be on the road until Tuesday .

          • Triangle Drifter says:

            Yeah, you could very well be right. Putting the responsibilty of looking overhead for possible hazards is not in the bus driving job description. Getting them to take the left hand off the token machine & out of their seat to move a branch is beyond comprehension for a Bermuda bus driver.

        • mixitup says:

          To Counter your opinion? Look out your flippin window?

          • Triangle Drifter says:

            Where are you living? Conditions not much different than a mild winter storm here. Dangerous seas, but I am too old to return to my surfing days so no risk there.

    • drunkenUrsula says:

      the Milkman told us if we vote OBA, we can have the day off you clown….

  2. sunday dinner says:

    is Chopsticks open today?