The Heat Is Actually Melting The Roads In The U.K.

A heatwave has hit the U.K. and Ireland this week which resulted in…melting roads! Locals started taking pictures and posting them to social media as proof as temperatures reached 125 degrees.

In order to provide a temporary solution, authorities planned to spread light-colored sand on the worst-affected stretches to act as both a sunscreen and to help stabilize the liquefying bitumen so drivers had a little help as they drove over.

How does this not happen in places like the Southwest US? Many of the roads in that area don’t use the more expensive high-temperature that is available due to costs and their normally mild climate.