MAYBE WE SHOULD FEEL FORTUNATE BECAUSE LAST YEAR BY
THIS TIME WE'D ALREADY HAD FIVE DAYS IN THE 90'S.
-- ERIC --
THAT STAT IS OF LITTLE CONSOLATION FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE
TO WORK OUT IN THE ELEMENTS.
THAT IS WHERE WE FIND NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER
WHO IS ALONG THE VERONA ROAD PROJECT.
DAVE - HOT MUST HAVE SEEMED A LITTLE BIT HOTTER THERE
TELL ME ABOUT IT.
ON A DAY LIKE THIS ONE THERE IS SIMPLY NO ESCAPING
FOR THE FOLKS WORKING ON PROJECTS LIKE THIS ONE -
IT IS GOING TO BE HOT - IT IS GOING TO BE STICKY AND
THE DAY SEEMLY GOES ON FOREVER.
it is horrible, you can't get anywhere.
SEEMINGLY EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK - THERE IT IS ORANGE.
way too many
IN A WORLD OF STOP AND GO - WITH A WHOLE MORE OF THE
FORMER THAN THE LATER - TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THE
CONE ZONES? - WELL GO AHEAD AND TRY.
completely unavoidable, unless you own a helicopter
which i don't.
BUT IF YOU THINK IT'S HARD TO GET AWAY FROM THIS-
here's the wjbl forecast for the afternoon, partly
sunny, and humid.
IT IS EVEN HARDER FOR THE FOLKS WHO WORK HERE TO GET
AWAY FROM THE HEAT.
high of 92, heat index near 100.
definitely the dog days of summer are finally here.
WHILE THE REST OF US ARE JUST PASSING THROUGH - ALL
BE IT SLOWLY - FOR ROAD CREWS THIS IS THEIR ALL DAY
you have to take it day by day.
it is something you can't control and you kind of
have to come to terms with that and deal with that
on a day to day basis.
JOEY MERRILL IS A PROJECT ENGINEER ON THE VERONA ROAD
WHILE THE HEAT OF SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE - WHAT THEY
DEALT WITH WHEN THIS PROJECT STARTED IN FEBRUARY WAS
no, not the heat and humidity, it was snow and the
cold and negative degree temperatures and it was not
easy to work in that condition either.
you know where you're bundled up and you can't move
and you can't put on enough cloths.
A STUDY NOW IN CONTRASTS.
you know it is definitely a challenge with the heat.
SO WHETHER YOU'RE TRYING TO NAVIGATE THE CONE ZONE
OR WORK IN IT - ON A DAY LIKE THIS.
definitely makes for a long day.
AND WITH THE MONTH OF AUGUST STILL AHEAD - THERE ARE
LIKELY MORE LONG DAYS IN THE FUTURE.
IF THERE IS ANY GOOD NEWS - THIS STAGE OF THE VERONA
ROAD PROJECT IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER
ERIC AND MICHELLE - WITH ANY LUCK THE ROAD CREWS WON'T
FACE ANYMORE BITTER COLD DAYS - JUST FEW HOT ONES.
-- ERIC --