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Heat wave expected to cause Portland traffic delays, car concerns

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With record high temperatures expected this week, the scorching heat will likely affect traffic in the Portland metro area.

When the sun’s out, that can mean more people on the roads. While fun can be had in the sun, hot weather can mean slower commutes.

TriMet wants to remind riders that “MAX trains will slow in some sections during high heat and system wide if temperatures soar above 100.”

Slower speeds are for safety, says TriMet. Buses may also face heat-related issues.

If wait times are longer, TriMet is encouraging riders to hydrate at stops.

This week’s triple-digit temperatures may also cause car trouble.

The American Automobile Association warns extreme heat can take a toll on car engines, batteries and tires. AAA has a full list of tips on how to tackle vehicle safety in hot weather.

For up-to-date traffic during the heat wave, check out the FOX 12 live traffic map.

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