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Soaring temperatures melt road

Friday December 14, 2012 - 12:10 EDT

Temperatures above 40 degrees in South Australia's far north this week have caused a main road near Port Augusta to melt.

About three kilometres of the Quorn Road, which goes through Stirling North to the Augusta Highway, had to be repaired because of heat damage.

Harold Carne from the Transport Department says machinery from Port Lincoln was used to fix it.

He says the heat in the area was clearly evident when he went to inspect the road.

"I went out to inspect the site at 2:30[pm] at Stirling North, it was 43 degrees, the air temperature," he said.

"I went out to take some photos of the site and my phone actually shut down - it said it was too hot."


- ABC

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