Extreme Heat Causes Eruption Of Pavement Buckles Around Chicago, Illinois, Wisonsin
The relentless extreme heat Chicago streets has been experiencing, has been causing extreme driving conditions for drivers the past few days.
As CBS 2 reports above, in some places hot asphalt and pavement has been buckling due to the heat.
Columbus Drive had an incident midweek, but pavement buckles have been popping up all over the greater Chicagoland area and up into Wisconsin too.
North suburban Gurnee had an buckle event on Grand Ave. Friday according to ABC 7 News.
The Illinois Department of Transportation reports 30 such “pavement blowout” incidents in the past two weeks.
“With continuing extreme heat affecting roadway pavements throughout the state, the Illinois Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive carefully and be alert for unexpected potholes or buckling,” IDOT said in a statement Friday night. “While repairs typically are completed within a few hours, pavement breaks can cause driving hazards that are impossible to predict.”
Wisconsin had 17 roadway buckles in just a single day according to KSTP TV.
With Saturday forecast to be another scorcher, be careful driving around.
Pay attention so you don’t do what this SUV did, launching the vehicle into the air when the pavement contorted into a launch ramp.