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More cases of pavement buckling on Wis. roadways

North Carolina Division of Highway workers wait for asphalt to arrive after removing a section of westbound I-440 that buckled in 100-degree temperatures on June 29 near Cary, N.C. Wisconsin crews are dealing with pavement buckles as the state experiences its own triple-digit temperatures. (AP photo by Travis Long/The News & Observer)

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) – There are more cases of pavement buckling on Wisconsin roadways because of the extreme heat.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the pavement buckled Thursday on Interstate 90 westbound near Madison, on Interstate 39 northbound near Portage, on State Highway 51 near Monona, on State Highway 12 near Wisconsin Dells and on State Highway 151 near Sun Prairie.

The Beloit Daily News reports repair crews were sent and all traffic delays were cleared up by Thursday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, Madison hit 104 and Milwaukee hit 103 on Thursday — both highs were the third hottest ever for those cities.

The service issued an excessive heat warning for all of Wisconsin except the northern part through 10 p.m. Friday.

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