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PVTA Shutting Down Service Friday Night

PVTA Ride-A-Long

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The snowstorm is impacting all kinds of transportation.

Even bus service is being affected.

The PVTA stopped service at 6pm on friday because of the dangerous conditions.

Bus drivers like Pete Albano who have the responsibility of transporting others are especially careful. Roads can get slippery in a hurry.

“They’re starting to get slippery, you just have to go really slow, you can see the snow starting to build up,” says Albano.

Bus riders like Jean Salbas wanted to beat the 6pm deadline.

“I have to go to the store and get a couple of things because the buses stop at six and I don’t want to get stuck without food now, and get medication and stuff like that,” says Salbas.

Jeremy Darcy was among those catching the bus as well,”Right now, I’m waiting for the express to go to Holyoke, to catch my other bus to go home so I don’t have to walk as far,” says Darcy.

Being out in a storm like this can be challenging especially if you have a baby with you,”He’s all bundled up so he’s liking it,” says Jessica Hale about her 4-year old son Robert.

Besides the Springfield bus terminal, the last bus left the Holyoke Transportation Center and the Academy of Music in Northampton at 6pm on Friday.

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