In the South of Russia, in the Rostov and Volgograd regions and Stavropol and in the mountainous regions of the North Caucasus the temperature reaches 40-45 degrees in Astrakhan reaches 50 degrees. The road surface does not stand up to abnormal temperatures.
Social media users complain that due to the extreme heat that prevails in the southern regions of Russia, the melted asphalt.
Olga Dolgopolova (Vkontakte): “Now in Rostov is a plus 29!!! At 8 in the morning!!! Wow, Rostov! The other day saw the streets during the day go watering car and poured on the asphalt tons of water… Why? Yes, just the asphalt melts”.
A particularly difficult situation on the route Rostov — Taganrog, where, according to eyewitnesses, the asphalt was literally clinging to the wheels of the cars, making it difficult to move. However, as writes the regional newspaper rostov.news-r.ru this may be due to the fact that many of these sites were previously repaired cover.
Road services as they can struggle with the effects of hot weather. So, in Astrakhan during the day, watering the road with water to keep the asphalt and to prevent accidents due to molten asphalt. On Kuban the traffic police recommends drivers to refrain from trips on an individual transport, Ministry of emergency situations of the Volgograd region arranges raids on forest fire prevention.
- Central region of Russia in summer, suffered another misfortune: the whole of June and part of July it poured rain. In this regard, MOE has even declared orange severity.
UPD. To the editor after the publication of the news about melting the asphalt on the highway Rostov — Taganrog, received a message from fku uprdor “Azov”, which States that motorists have got it wrong. It is given below:
“The site, which they say eyewitnesses (45 to 54-th km) is land on which currently there are works on surface treatment (road repair). What visually seems to be melting the asphalt is actually not asphalt, and bitumen. And it especially applied to the road as part of the technology. The fact is that before the surface treatment expected to carry out the so-called “rejuvenation of the road surface”. This is a preliminary thin layer (maximum 2 mm) treatment of the roadway with bitumen, which in a few days on the road surface, filling under the action of passing vehicles of the pores of the asphalt and podgotavlivaya his way to laying the top layer of the roadway. Note that surface treatment in 2017 are conducted on the 4 sections of the motorway A-280 total length of 27 km In one area (22nd to 28th km) has been completed. On the other three — in the stage production. Fku uprdor “Azov” apologizes for the inconvenience and asks drivers to be careful and cautious in places of work, strictly comply with the requirements of temporary signs and markings”.
Photo: Sergey Fadeichev/TASS