Think you're hot? Watch what these guys go through
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - In these unforgiving temperatures, many retreat into air conditioned buildings for work. But construction crews often have no place to hide.
It's their high season. Idaho Transportation Department says it has more road construction jobs in the summer than at any other time of the year.
And if you think 100 degree temperatures are bad, consider how hot 400 degrees would feel. That's how hot the tar they patch cracks with is.
THEY do this to prevent water from getting in cracks and causing pot holes. They'll be patching all month to get roads ready to be sealed in August.
But the crew says it's toughest right now, because this is still the beginning of the long, hot season.
"The first few days of hot weather takes a little adapting to get used to," said Bob Sheldon, the crew's lead worker, "Throughout the summer we'll get climatized and it'll get a little better."