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HEAT WAVE 2012: Crews repair highway after pavement buckles

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

UPDATE: Crews have fixed the pavement on Highway 29 and it is once again open to traffic.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – Crews have a stretch of highway closed to traffic to continue repairs where part of the pavement blew up Sunday.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says the stretch of State Highway 29 west, west of County Road T, will remain closed for up to six hours. Traffic will be re-routed in the same place as it was Sunday evening: traffic will exit at County Road T, and then get back on the highway on the ramp that leads to State Highway 29 west.

Deputies say it is not expected to cause any significant backups or delays.

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UPDATE:

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- All lanes have now been reopened after the heat caused the road to buckle on Highway 29 in Chippewa County.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's says the buckling happened around 5:15 p.m. Sunday evening on Highway 29 westbound, near County Highway T.

Deputies say all lanes were blocked for several hours. Roads reopened around 10 p.m.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Roads are blocked in Chippewa County after the heat caused the road to buckle on Highway 29.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's says the buckling happened around 5:15 p.m. Sunday evening on Highway 29 westbound, near County Highway T.

Deputies say all lanes are blocked and it could take four to six hours to fix and reopen the lanes.

Traffic is being redirected to exit to County Highway T and re-enter from the County Highway T ramp.


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