Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says wire problems on Metra has led to South Shore delays this midday west of Hegewisch Station. Not known how long the delays will last.
NICTD website: www.nictd.com
Metra has a service alert in effect due to the extreme heat, saying riders may experience delays of 10 to 15 minutes. Officials say when temperatures exceed 95 degrees, it is necessary to operate Metra trains at reduced speeds to compensate for heat-related stresses on their track, switches and signals