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July 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Scorching temperatures cause Renton road to buckle

A portion of the westbound lanes of Southeast 128th Street near the intersection of 168th Avenue Southeast has buckled, probably from all the heat around here of late.The damage occurred sometime Sunday (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

A portion of the westbound lanes of Southeast 128th Street near the intersection with 168th Avenue Southeast has buckled, probably from all the heat around here of late.The damage occurred sometime Sunday (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

You know it’s hot when even concrete can’t take the heat.

Sunday’s high temperature near 90 degrees proved too much for a stretch of road in Renton, causing a seam in the road to crack and the pavement to slightly buckle.

The damage occurred in the westbound lanes of Southeast 128th Street near its intersection with 168th Avenue Southeast.

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