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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Hot enough to melt asphalt ...

Do the roads seem to be getting a little wavy in the heat? It may not be your imagine.

According to transportation officials, the type of heat spreading across Washington this week can cause asphalt to buckle.

Drivers can report problem patches of pavement by calling 703-383-8368 or completing an online request form.

For Alexandria, you can report a problem using this online form. In Arlington County, which maintains its own roads, call 703-228-3000.

For Maryland state roads, you can complete a form here. Here’s a list of county road departments in Maryland.

In the District, you can call 311 or send a tweet to @DDOTDC.

Have you noticed the roads worsenin g in the heat? Post a comment below.

Resources

Dr. Gridlock: Tips for traveling in hot weather

Capital Weather Gang: Hot weather survival guide

Beating the heat: Share your tips

Maryland State Police prepare for heat wave

Metro deploys extra employees for heat wave

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/21/2011

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