Gritters tackle melting tarmac in Warrington
19 July 2013 Last updated at 14:59 BST
Gritters have taken to the roads around Warrington and in other places across the country as the hot weather has melted tarmac and broken up the surface.
The heatwave has spread to the north west of the UK, where people have taken to the beach in West Kirby, and even the animals in Blackpool Zoo have needed sunblock.
Judith Moritz reports.