VIDEO – Scorched Earth: Recent heatwave presented searing danger on Calgary roads

How hot was it (for the road)? It melted ice cream on contact.

Temperatures continue to climb amidst this historic heatwave. SPENCER YU / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

With Calgary’s historic heatwave in the rearview mirror, a factor not often considered is the sizzling temps on our sidewalk and road surfaces. With temperatures reaching record highs across the country, roads and other paved surfaces got dangerously hot.

(This is especially a problem for your pets, too!)

We conducted a tiny experiment to see just how hot the pavement got and included what some cities are doing to beat the road heat. Check out the video below.

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