SEVERE heat melted the surface of a main road between Worcester and Droitwich.

Drivers discovered their car's tyres covered in a sticky substance after travelling along the A38 near Droitwich during the weekend's heatwave.

Frustrated motorists took to social media to complain the continued high temperatures appeared to have melted the road's surface following recent surface dressing works.

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council, said: “We are aware of some issues on the A38 following recent surface dressing works that were completed just before the current spell of hot weather.

"We are monitoring the situation closely and some further works will be undertaken in the near future.”

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An amber hot weather warning was issued by the UK Health and Security Agency and Met Office over the weekend, which included the South East and West Midlands.

To inform Worcestershire County Council about issues with roads, you can use the available reporting options on the website at