Extreme heat melting roads

(source WBRC video)
(source WBRC video)

BOAZ, AL (WBRC) - Some roads in Etowah County are melting from the extreme heat this summer.

Etowah County Commissioner Jeff Overstreet said the unusually high temperatures have caused tar to rise to the top of some roads near Boaz. Some heavier trucks are now leaving tracks in the road.

Overstreet said the roads were first damaged last winter by the extreme cold. He said county employees are pouring sand over the roads to help the situation.

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