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Intense heat could cause buckled roads, uneven surfaces

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - As we reach some of the warmest stretch of the summer so far in Illinois, the state department of transportation is warning motorists to watch for damaged roads during intense heat.

Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said there could be pavement failures across the state.

Just last year in the Tri-States, we saw the road buckle in the eastbound lanes of IL-104 near the Quincy Regional Airport.

Osman says the state Transportation Department has the staff and materials to fix the roads.

Pavement failures can be reported by calling (800) 452-4368 or 911.

Also, don't forget to pack water if traveling during extreme heat.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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