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Britain BUCKLES under (wait for it) 90F heat.

By Hugolas_Madurez following x   2018 Jun 27, 10:23am 720 views   5 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Gritters and emergency 'action teams' have hit the streets of the country in a bid to stop the tar on motorways and vital access roads from melting away in the burning heat.

It comes as the temperature record for the year was smashed this afternoon, with 89F (31.9C) registered in Portmadog in Wales.

Soaring temperatures even saw some roads crumble underneath the wheels of drivers, with reports of tar melting away and sticking to the tyres of motorists in Ireland.

The sweltering conditions even caused Barton Swing Bridge in Salford, Lancashire to expand, forcing firemen to douse the expanded metal frame in cold water for half an hour to get it to return to normal.

Commuters face a battle to get to work on time for the rest of the week, as rail providers imposed speed restrictions amid fears train tracks will buckle in the sweltering conditions.

Network Rail has deployed 'extreme weather action teams' to monitor 'vulnerable locations' and passengers travelling through London's major transport hub at Waterloo have been warned they will face lengthy delays.

Services on the Waterloo to New Malden line are being subjected to speed restrictions from 11am each day until Friday, and the station concourse at Waterloo was even busier than usual last night as huge crowds built up.

1   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (5)   2018 Jun 27, 10:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What a clown country.
2   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 27, 11:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm guessing no A/C there?
Roads melt at 89 degrees now???
3   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (5)   2018 Jun 27, 11:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
Roads melt at 89 degrees now???

Yep. And bridges deform. And railroad tracks go out of spec. I now start to understand why Brittons are so susceptible to all the GW hysteria.
4   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 27, 11:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It was so hot, the Brits were shedding their diphthongs.
5   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 27, 12:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Brits aren't used to hot weather. Buy a fan on Amazon, you chaps.
It's a perfect 80F in the San Diego area. We are used to perfection. I hope everyone is jealous.

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