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Chicago Weather: Metra Sets Tracks Ablaze To Combat Extreme Cold

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Metra is bringing back the fire and ice as the extreme cold arrives in Chicago.

Metra shared how it plans to keep trains moving despite the sub-zero temperatures.

Metra running on Railstream at A2

There's nothing like checking the Railstream, LLC. camera at A2 and seeing Metra running seamlessly through this snowy weather on a Monday morning! Beat the traffic, no matter the weather, by hopping on Metra. ????

Posted by Metra on Monday, January 24, 2022

The gas burners are on next to the switch heaters, which make it look like the tracks are on fire.

Metra also says it's salting platforms and keeping trains running overnight to keep your commute smooth and warm.

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