How Hot is It? So Hot the Pavement Buckled on I-275 in Canton Township
It's not only people who are buckling under the extreme heat here in Southeast Michigan.
WDIV reports that extreme heat across metro Detroit caused a portion of Interstate 275 to buckle near the Ford Road off ramp in Canton Township on Thursday. Temperatures on Saturday were supposed to reach the mid-90s.
"In the heat wave that we’re having the pavement is expanding. Those joints that we put in there have reached their maximum. When that occurs the pavement has nowhere to go, but to go up,” Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Rob Morosi told WDIV.
"I think it really depends on several factors. One is the heat of the day. Two is the duration of the heat. As you know, we’ve been about 90 degrees for several days now. Another factor is the ages of the pavement and of course the traffic volumes,” said Morosi.