Heat blamed for road buckling on Rt. 422

Chopper 6 HD over the buckled Route 422 in North Coventry Township on May 31, 2011.

May 31, 2011 8:01:21 PM PDT
The heat is being blamed for a major road closure in North Coventry Township.

Just before 6:00 p.m., North Coventry Township police closed all westbound lanes of Route 422 near Route 724 because the road was buckling.

Officials believe the heat is the cause.

Traffic was backed up for miles approaching the scene.

The road was reopened by 11:00 p.m.