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Metro Experiencing Delays Due To The Heat

Just replace that snow on the mountains with scorching flames. (Photo by Metro via Facebook)
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Some first day of summer, right? This record-breaking heatwave is no joke (are you miserable?). Not only have the two fires raging in the Angeles National Forest been encouraged to spread thanks to the heat, but the scorching temps have also added their share of inconveniences. For one thing, the Metro Gold Line is facing 15 to 20-minute delays due to the extreme heat.According to Metro's Source blog, precautionary "speed restrictions," have been enacted, because the intense heat can put a strain on power zones and do damage to the tracks. In addition to the Gold Line delays, which will be felt most significantly on the line's Foothill Extension, delays can also be expected along the Expo Line and the Green Line. Metro says that trains will be arriving behind schedule, and will also be moving more slowly during the rides, and will therefore take longer in general.

In some #FirstWorldProblems related to the heat, the Dodgers had to move their batting practice prior to tonight's game indoors because the smoke from the nearby fires was making the air quality too bad to hit outside.