Hot temperatures keep workers looking for ways to stay cool

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-21 18:50:20-04

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - A second day of scorching temperatures meant crews who must work outside did everything they could to stay cool.

NewsChannel 3 caught up with a Virginia Beach Public Works crew hard at work replacing asphalt in a turn lane of Concert Drive near Princess Anne Road.

"We are replacing a part of the road that's been pushing up from the heat from bigger trucks going over it," explained Team Leader Douglas Schoeckert.

With the hot asphalt they were using to fix the road reaching a temperature of 270 degrees Fahrenheit, staying cool was all the more important.

"Keep plenty of water. We take little breaks maybe sometimes we go walk under the shade of the trees. Take turns and everything and then just try to stay cool as much as possible," worker Maurice Duck told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo.

Many of the Public Works crews in Virginia Beach worked on the outside projects early in the day, allowing them to escape the brutal heat in the afternoon.