United States: A road in Texas has been partially melted. The reason behind it has been stated arising temperature, which has increased past 100 degrees all over Texas. It is being noted as a record-breaking temperature.
In east Texas, the infrastructure is melting due to excessive heat. As per the Texas Department of Transport in Lufkin, on Monday, the heat made the asphalt on about 4 miles of a roadway loop in Crockett, about 112 miles east of Waco, bleed.
While Loop 304 was not close, but it slowed the traffic between Texas 21 and Texas 7 as workers applied lime water to treat the road, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The temperature hovered around 100 degrees in Crockett on Monday, as per the National Weather Service.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation pavement manual, Bleeding or flushing looks like a thin film of shiny, reflective oil on asphalt. It typically appears at the time of hot weather or when there is too much asphalt concrete, as per the manual.
Additionally, Officials stated that it took an hour to clear the roadway and resume regular traffic flow.
Previously, an incident took place in which a five-year-old boy died inside an uncomfortably hot car in Texas as his whole family was preparing for his older sibling’s birthday celebration later that day.
The child was mistakenly left in the vehicle outside the family’s Harris County home for multiple hours, as per the information.