Road melts in sum­mer heat

West Lothian Courier - - News -

A West Loth­ian road has melted in the sum­mer heat as tem­per­a­tures soared through­out Scot­land last week.

The C8 Heights Road near Black­ridge melted un­der the com­bined pres­sures of nearly 30 de­grees heat and ve­hi­cle traf­fic.

West Loth­ian Coun­cil said that the melted road has ar­eas of ex­ten­sive dam­age and that work has al­ready been car­ried out to try and make the road safe.

A West Loth­ian Coun­cil spokesper­son said:“The re­cent high tem­per­a­tures cre­ated con­di­tions that melted the sur­face of the C8 Heights Road and the ad­di­tional ac­tion of ve­hi­cle tyres led to ex­ten­sive ar­eas of dam­age.

“Work has al­ready been un­der­taken to make the road safe and there is fur­ther main­te­nance work planned for later in the year. The coun­cil con­tin­u­ally re­pairs pot­holes which are mainly caused by cold tem­per­a­tures and wear and tear.

“Melt­ing roads are not un­heard of but are ex­tremely un­usual in West Loth­ian.”

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