La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - As the heat wave drags on. State transportation officials are warning motorists to watch out for buckling roads
The risk of pavement buckling will be high today and tomorrow, according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials.
During hot weather, pavement tends to expand. Where there are expansion joints, the slabs of pavement push against each other and if the pressure becomes high enough the pavement may buckle.
On July Fourth, approximately 17 pavement buckles on major highways were reported to WisDOT. County maintenance crews were able to repair the highway buckling on average in about two to three hours.
The La Crosse County Highway Department reported buckles on I-90 and Hwy 16 Thursday.
Officials recommend the following safety tips for motorists in case of pavement buckling:
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