Extreme Heat Sunday Caused US-31 To Buckle Near Fruitport
We all thought it was hot this weekend… but there’s proof that it was REALLY hot. Fruitport Police told WZZM 13 that the left lane of US-31 near Broadway Ave started to buckle in the extreme heat and that the lane has been closed until MDOT can come out on Monday and fix it.
Sunday, police were asking drivers to find a different route around the area as the one lane of traffic was also being diverted onto the shoulder to get around the buckled pavement and was causing a major backup. Police told WZZM 13, they expect the area to be very congested Monday during the morning commute.
MDOT told WZZM 13 they expect the lane to be closed for repair until Noon on Monday.