Hot Weather Forces Adjustments For DC Residents, Tourists

10:39 PM, Jun 20, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The entire D.C. Metro area is under a heat advisory until 10 p.m. Wednesday as highs soar into the mid 90s, and D.C. residents and visitors are scrambling to find some relief from the heat.  

The pools are open for extended hours for a free swim for residents. Tourists are squeezing in some sightseeing before the sun become unbearable. They are  toting water with them and trying to stay in the shade, as well as going in and out of air conditioned buildings. 

Metro has made a push to fix and maintain the cooling systems on its train cars but are warning riders not to expect perfect air conditioning on all cars. It is allowing customers to drink water on Wednesday and Thursday during the hot weather. A spokesperson says that riders on cars without air conditioning should contact the train operator or station managers.

Check out the Heat Index for Wednesday afternoon:

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