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City warns drivers of possible pavement issues in hot weather

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

From the City of Lubbock: 

City of Lubbock Street Maintenance Department asks drivers to be cautious as hot temperatures can cause concrete pavement to buckle. 

With the string of 100+ degree days in the local forecast, there could be failures in certain areas of our concrete paved streets. The concrete expands with heat and, at times, will "blow up" at a joint where two concrete slabs meet. If a citizens see a serious pavement issue, they are asked to call City of Lubbock 311. The Street Maintenance Department will temporarily patch these areas with asphalt until permanent repairs can be made. 

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