HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The long-awaited summer heat appears to be already taking its toll on West Michigan’s roads.
Thursday afternoon, buckling pavement forced the Ottawa County Road Commission to close a lane of eastbound Chicago Drive just east of 40th Avenue in Hudsonville.
Road crews could be seen using a jackhammer to try to break apart the buckled roadway.
The road had reopened by around 7:30 p.m.
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Thursday marked the hottest day so far this year for West Michigan, with temperatures topping out around 88 degrees, according to Storm Team 8.