Kansas City Heat Busts Roads

One of our favorite stories of the day if only because it allows us another opportunity to reference hottie Jordan . . . The power of the sun helps to worsen our crumbling local infrastructure.

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"Fractures occur when roadway surfaces expand at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. That crack weakens the pavement, and the heat causes the pavement to buckle and warp, creating holes in the surface," MoDOT tweeted.

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It's so hot in the Kansas City area that pavement is literally "blowing up" on area roadways

It's so hot in Kansas City right now, the pavement on some roadways is actually blowing up.You read that right. The Missouri Department of Transportation said motorists in the Kansas City region should keep an eye out for pavement "blow-ups", especially on area interstates.Pavement blow-ups are fractures occurring when a roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in.

Heat causes Northland pavement to explode; repairs underway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of Northland drivers will need to find detours. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the ramp from Pleasant Valley Road to southbound Interstate 35 Wednesday morning. MoDOT said the pavement there got so hot it exploded. "This particular pavement blow up is quite large," said MoDOT Assistant District Engineer Matt Killion.

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