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Lengthy Heat Wave Strains Power Grid, Transportation
SACRAMENTO -- Several days of blistering, triple digit heat has put a strain on the power grid and our infrastructure. Caltrans spokesperson Dennis Keaton says a wetter-than-average winter coupled with intense heat has made roadway weaker. Sunday, four lanes of Highway 50 in West Sacramento were closed because the roadway was buckling. Officials believe this was heat related.