Texas Road Melts in Scorching Heat: The Bizarre Reality of Summer in the Lone Star State

The video at the bottom of this article shows a road in Dallas, Texas literally melting onto the tire of the car driving in front of the camera person last summer. You have to watch it in motion to get the full effect.

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And that's at a mere 106 degrees. It got to 112 degrees several times last summer. Let's break it down.

The Scorcher of the Century

Everything's bigger in Texas, and that includes the heatwaves. The Lone Star State is known for roasting under the sun with record-breaking temperatures that would make even a desert cactus sweat. And it's not just hot; it's "sizzle your shoes" hot!    


The Unbearable Heatwave

Texans are used to scorching summers, but last year we took the term "heatwave" to a whole new level. With temperatures soaring above 110°F (43°C), it was like living inside an oven. People were even reconsidering their stance on global warming because, well, it's hard to deny when the pavement starts turning into a liquid.

The Road That Couldn't Take the Heat

Now, onto the main event! A stretch of asphalt in Texas recently decided to give up the fight against the relentless sun. The road began to resemble something out of a Salvador Dali painting as it slowly melted under the oppressive heat  

What in Tarnation?

So, it's obvious that's just the tar melting which was used to repair a crack most likely, but it still looks and probably smells horrible.

Check out the video for yourself below:



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