Pacific Northwest heatwave kept road crews busy with emergency repairs

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jun 29, 2021

The record-breaking heat in the Pacific Northwest kept transportation crews working, as roads buckled and needed emergency repairs.

Seattle hit 108 degrees Monday, a record, before falling at least 10 degrees Tuesday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation Twitter account kept drivers and Seattle residents up-to-date on emergency road repairs and cracks that formed throughout the record-setting heatwave.

Some repairs just couldn’t be completed in the heat and crews worked overnight to patch cracks and roadways.