Highway 3 buckles from intense heat
A portion of Highway 3 was closed for several hours Sunday due to damage from intense heat.
OPP were forced to close the westbound lane between County Road 34 and Sexton Side Road due to buckling from the heat.
Police closed the road so that emergency repairs could take place. Police tweeted it had reopened shortly after midnight Monday.
Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara tweeted that this is the third time this has happened this year and he's calling on the Ministry of Transportation to look into construction standards of that section of road.
“I know they've taken some measures in the last two that occurred, but we haven't heard back from them,” says McNamara. “So this is the third time and I think we're going to be a little bit more pushy in terms of finding out what's going on."
“We want to make sure that the road is sound safe and so we're going to be pressing them for some answers," adds McNamara.
The Mayor says he will also discuss the issue when Essex County Council meets on Wednesday.
Highway 3 in Tecumseh buckling under today’s heat.— Gary McNamara (@mayormcnamara) July 15, 2018
Ok this is 3rd time this year.
MTO need’s to Look in the construction standards of this section!!! pic.twitter.com/xKR06haZgt