Metra warns of heat delays

August 27, 2013 1:58:01 PM PDT
Metra riders should be prepared for delays due to heat. Trains have to operate at lower speeds when temperatures exceed 95-degrees.

Metra says the heat stressed the track, switches and signals.

Delays can range from 10 to 15 minutes. Metra said extra crews are on-hand during excessive heat periods to deal with repairs.