The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning drivers that the excessive heat this weekend heading into Monday could result in pavement buckling. When temperatures forecast for the high 90s Sunday and potentially hitting 100 degrees Monday, the chances of having pavement buckling becomes more likely.
Buckling typically happens when air temperatures change from moderate to excessive heat. Most major roadways are cut into segments to allow for expansion and contraction during times of extreme heat and extreme cold. Pavement buckling can be dangerous for drivers and damaging to cars that drive over the buckled pavement.
To learn more about how pavement buckles and a video of the impact on cars in a 2016 video of Hwy. 36 in Little Canada, click here.