DOT: Heat buckling roads around Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin roads and highways are feeling the heat.

The Wisconsin DOT says about 17 pavement blow-ups were reported on major highways, including several near Tomah, were reported on the Fourth of July.

County highway crews were able to repair the damage, but more pavement buckling is expected Thursday with temperatures flirting with 100 degrees.

DOT officials say when pavement slabs push against each other and the pressure is great enough, the pavement can buckle.


If you see buckled pavement, call 911. Drivers can also call 511, or check the Wisconsin 511 website for the latest traffic information.