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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Metro to allow bottled water this weekend

Metro will allow water on its buses and trains and in stations this weekend as Washington copes with record-breaking heat.

Transit officials said Friday they would allow customers to carry and drink bottled water throughout the system through Sunday night’s closing, an exception to Metro’s policy that forbids eating and drinking.

According to the Post’s Capital Weather Gang, records were reached Friday at both Dulles and BWI airports. An excessive heat warning remained in effect for Friday night and Saturday.

Metro has had a long-standing prohibition against food and drink in the system, a move officials said helps maintain cleanliness and reduces problems with rodents.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Metro

 
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