CAMBUS Severe Weather Policy

CAMBUS Severe Weather Policy

CAMBUS will maintain service during severe weather within reasonable and safe practices. During extreme weather events, CAMBUS may need to unexpectedly modify or suspend all service. Riders are encouraged to subscribe to alerts from the National Weather Service and University of Iowa Hawk Alerts.

If sirens are sounded in Johnson County for severe weather, CAMBUS service will stop until the severe weather warning issued expires. 

CAMBUS will communicate service modifications and disruptions on our website and social media accounts (@uiowacambus on Facebook and Twitter). CAMBUS will announce service restoration following severe weather events on Facebook and Twitter. 


Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning

During a National Weather Service-issued Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning for Johnson County, CAMBUS will suspend service immediately. Riders should not remain on buses or wait at CAMBUS stops; riders should seek shelter in a nearby building immediately. CAMBUS will resume service after the warning has expired or once it has been determined that the Iowa City and Coralville areas are no longer under direct threat of the severe weather and/or tornado.

Flash Flooding

Streets may become impassable for buses during flash flooding. CAMBUS may need to modify routes to avoid flooded roadways. These modifications will be announced on the CAMBUS social media sites. Areas that are susceptible to flash flooding include: Newton Road near the VA Hospital, Iowa Avenue between Riverside and Madison and North Riverside Drive near River Street.

Ice and Snow Events

CAMBUS will continue to run during ice and snow events, however significant delays are to be expected. If ice and/or snow events are so severe that University classes and other operations are closed, CAMBUS may reduce or suspend service.


CAMBUS will make every effort to maintain current and accurate information on our website, Facebook and Twitter. For questions, comments or concerns, please call CAMBUS at (319) 335-8633 or email