Extreme Heat Could Lead to
IDOT will be monitoring roads for repairs,
traffic stoppages possible during heat wave
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[July 22, 2016]
– The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is urging
motorists to be on the alert for the possibility of pavement
buckling on roads throughout the state in the next few days due to
the recent rainfall and extreme heat in the forecast.
The combination of very high temperatures and precipitation can
lead to pavement expanding and ultimately buckling or blowing out,
causing uneven driving surfaces in some areas. As long as the heat
and humidity persists, IDOT will be monitoring the situation, with
crews available to make repairs as quickly as possible if they are
Motorists should be aware of slowing traffic and be prepared to move
over for maintenance workers and other emergency personnel.
In addition, with the extreme heat, you are encouraged to carry
drinking water with you when you travel. Getting stranded could be
dangerous and dehydration can happen quickly in these conditions
without proper hydration.
[Illinois Department of