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DOH: Heat, humidity to blame for buckled I-79 roadway

Officials say heat has caused the roadway to buckle on Interstate 79 near Servia. (WCHS/WVAH)

Heat and humidity are the cause of the southbound roadway along Interstate 79 between Frametown and Servia in Braxton County to heave, a news release from the Department of Transportation said,

The break in pavement is located at the 47.5 milemarker in Braxton County. The West Virginia Division of Highways has closed the southbound lanes while crews make repairs. Lanes are expected to reopen by Wednesday morning, the release said.

Highways District Seven crews brought in a equipment to remove 100 feet of interstate roadway Tuesday morning and they will mill out nearly 15 inches of asphalt and concrete before resurfacing, the release said.

Traffic is being rerouted off of the Frametown exit, south on Route 4 to Servia Road and then back onto I-79.


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