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Heat blamed in highway road surface damage

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 16:46:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — How hot is it?

Hot enough to damage roads.

On Tuesday, road crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northwest Missouri Division were called out to a stretch of U.S. Highway 65 near Route K north of Chillicothe after receiving reports of a damaged roadway.

A photo of the damage posted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department shows the damage spanned both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway.

MoDOT engineers completed a temporary fix to get the road re-opened, though the damage will require a more permanent repair.