ODOT: Ohio interstate buckles due to high heat

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NOBLE CO., OH (WLWT) — An Ohio interstate buckled Wednesday afternoon, and transportation officials are blaming the heat.

It happened on a stretch of Interstate 77 in Noble County, a rural area about 40 miles from the West Virginia border.

Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation blamed the highway’s deterioration on extreme heat. They posted a photo of the cracked road. 

It happened as temperatures soared into the upper 90s, and feel-like temperatures were well into the 100s.

Officials said that northbound lanes of the interstate were temporarily closed near Macksburg. The stretch of road has since been reopened.

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