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WisDOT calls for caution after road buckle forces vehicle to roll into median

A pavement buckle lead to a vehicle crash in St. Croix County (Source: WisDOT)
A pavement buckle lead to a vehicle crash in St. Croix County (Source: WisDOT)(NBC15)
Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 6:47 PM CDT
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is calling drivers to be extra cautious after a motorist reportedly hit a pavement buckle caused by the hot temps and rolled into the roadway's median.

WisDOT

Monday to say that the motorist in a sports-utility vehicle wasn't paying attention when they hit a road buckle on WIS 35 near Hudson in St. Croix County.

The impact caused the vehicle to then roll into the median of the roadway. The driver suffered minor injuries, according to WisDOT.

Buckles happen when hot temperatures cause parts of the road to expand, and sometimes burst, becoming a hazard to drivers.

"Continued warm temperatures this week could increase the chance of pavement buckles. Please be alert," WisDOT said in the social media post.