Intense Heat Could Harm Roads, Illinois Officials Warn

Illinois transportation officials are warning drivers throughout the state to watch for road blowouts during the intense heat.

Acting Transportation Secretary Omer Osman says the "potential for pavement failures will increase" this week as the heat index likely tops 100. High temperatures can cause roads to expand and blow out. State crews will be monitoring the conditions and can make repairs as quickly as possible.

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

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