OGDEN, Utah — Monday's extreme heat has forced the closure of Ogden road lanes due to buckling.
The Utah Department of Transportation says 12th Street in Ogden in down to one westbound lane from Wall Avenue to Gibson avenue due to street buckling.
The closures will remain in effect until crews can make repairs.
🚨OGDEN DRIVERS: 12th Street is down to one lane Westbound from Wall Ave to Gibson Ave due to street buckling. Closures will be in place until crews are able to make the repairs. Consider an alternate route. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/OpTb9M8qEZ— UDOT Region One (@UDOTRegionOne) June 14, 2021
Streets buckle in extreme heat for a number of reasons, including "thermal expansion," which occurs when concrete, which expands in the heat, has nowhere to go. Blacktop pavement may buckle when it comes up against concrete.