Hume Freeway melts in heat in Victoria, ahead of scorcher predicted for today
Updated January 06, 2018 06:00:12
A 10-kilometre stretch of the Hume Freeway in central Victoria has melted in the heat, with the state’s police advising motorists heading towards Melbourne to prepare for delays.
It comes as parts of the country prepare for heatwaves today and tomorrow, with the mercury set to soar above 40 degrees in areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
A spokeswoman for VicRoads said hot weather could result in “bleeding of the road surface, which occurs when the bitumen becomes reactivated by warm temperatures and becomes soft and sticky”.
The temperature in the area hit just over 30 degrees Celsius at …