Extreme Heat Could Lead to
IDOT will be monitoring roads for repairs;
traffic stoppages possible during heat wave
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[June 10, 2017]
– The Illinois Department of Transportation is urging motorists to
be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads
throughout the state in the next few days due to the extreme heat in
Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately
buckling or blowing out, causing uneven driving surfaces in some
areas. As long as the heat persists, IDOT will be monitoring the
situation, with crews available to make repairs as quickly as
possible if they are needed.
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Motorists should be aware of slowing traffic and be prepared to
move over for maintenance workers and other emergency personnel.
In addition, motorists are encouraged to carry drinking water when traveling
during extreme heat conditions. Should you experience vehicle trouble,
dehydration can happen quickly without proper hydration available.
[Illinois Department of