- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say rising temperatures caused part of Interstate 215 in Salt Lake City to buckle, which led to the highway’s closure.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1JnpJJD ) spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation, John Gleason, says segments of the highway had expanded in the heat when temperatures reached into the 90s on Sunday and Monday.

Dirt and rocks had apparently clogged the highway’s joints, which are built to deal with fluctuations in temperature.

Damage to the road forced the closure of three southbound lanes. Crews reopened the lanes Monday night.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com



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