Severe Heat Caused Interstate to Explode
In hot weather, the highway can actually explode and this was the case today in Fargo.
If your travels have you going through Fargo on I29, expect delays as a portion of the interstate exploded today (7/26) at the 17th Avenue overpass. According to the DOT, the explosion effected all 4 lanes and the shoulder of the highway. The agency says to expect "significant" delays, which is just north of the junction of I-29 and I-94.
According to the National Weather Service, Sunday the Fargo-Moorhead area reached 85 degrees. Very hot conditions can cause roads and interstates highways to buckle. The heat can cause the cement and asphalt to expand as heat rises, the road can actually explode, causing damage and repair.