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Heat to blame? Buckling pavement closed four lanes on Highway 50

Traffic is stalled on Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard in 2014. “A hazard of some sort” caused some of the freeway’s lanes to buckle Sunday.
Traffic is stalled on Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard in 2014. “A hazard of some sort” caused some of the freeway’s lanes to buckle Sunday. rpench@sacbee.com

Four lanes that were closed on eastbound Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento, after the pavement began to buckle and crumble Sunday afternoon, have now re-opened.

California Highway Patrol received reports of “a hazard of some sort” on the eastbound Highway 50 about 4:30 p.m., and discovered there was buckling across several lanes, Officer Mike Simpson said.

All lanes were open at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after repairs were made.

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Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks: 916-321-1418, @ayoonhendricks

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