(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists of pavement buckles as the hot temperatures continue over the next several days.

Heat waves increase the possibility of pavement buckles, which occur when slabs of pavement expand and push against one another. If the pressure gets to be too much, the pavement can buckle and create unexpected bumps or dips in the road.

WisDOT is offering the following tips when it comes to pavement buckles:

  • Slow down, buckle up, and focus your full attention on the roadway.
  • Watch for slowing traffic and be ready to move over for all roadside workers, including highway crew as they repair the damage.
  • Check 511WI for the latest incidents/delays.
  • Report any serious pavement damages.