Metro temporarily lifts no-drinking rule

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Metro is making an exception to its “no drinking” policy to allow customers to bring bottles of water on the system because of the hot weather.

Metro officials say that in response to the heat they have deployed more than three dozen car maintenance technicians to respond to reports of hot cars, authorized overtime for elevator and escalator technicians to keep units in service and implemented enhanced track inspections to detect any signs of heat-related track defects.

Officials said Friday that the exception to the no-drinking rule applies only to bottled water on buses, in stations and aboard trains and will remain in effect through system closing on Sunday night.

No sodas, no juice.

And to be clear, French fries and candy bars are still forbidden.

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