Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-06-11 10:58:50 –
Minneapolis (AP) — Roads are collapsing as repressive heat waves continue to burn the Twin Cities.
When the pavement gets hot, it expands and sometimes even buckles. A Minneapolis start review reported Thursday that state transport authorities had responded to 43 road buckling incidents in metropolitan areas as temperatures of 90 degrees Celsius covered the area on June 3.
The region has the third longest temperature of over 90 degrees Celsius in history. The forecast requires highs in the 90’s and late 80’s until next week.
Ann Meyer, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said authorities are expecting more explosions as the fever continues. The crew normally assigned to painting projects and lawnmowers have been reassigned to correct flat tires.
Buckling of pavement is not limited to Twin Cities. Authorities had to close the lane on Interstate 90 near Eyota in southeastern Minnesota on Wednesday after the pavement turned.