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OKC Workers Brave the Heat

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News.
August 2, 2011

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The National Weather Service is keeping an excessive heat warning in place till Thursday for nearly all of the state.

Oklahoma City Street crews are working hard in temperatures expected to reach nearly 110 all the way through to Saturday.

Street Superintendent Mike DiGiacomo says even the process of filling a pothole can be difficult and dangerous.

“You got 105 degree temperature. The asphalt that you’re standing on probably has an ambient temperature of 150 degrees. And then the asphalt that’s in the truck right behind you has got about 230 degrees.”

The National Weather Service says it could be September before we see any relief from the heat.

The extreme dry, hot days have sparked wildfires which have burned 150,000 acres across the state.

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