Updated Jun 29, 2021 - Energy & Environment

In photos: Roads buckle as record-setting heat wave grips Pacific Northwest

Washington State Department of Transportation crews working to fix a road near Everson
Washington State Department of Transportation crews spent much of June 28 working to fix State Route 544 near Everson. Photo: WSDOT North/Twitter

Roads buckled and power cables melted, as record temperatures continued to be set or tied across the Pacific Northwest on Monday.

Of note: Seattle surpassed its record set Sunday by 4°F when it hit 108°F Monday evening and Portland for the third consecutive day recorded an all-time high temperature record high, reaching 116°F. The Canadian town of Lytton set a new national record for the second straight day when it hit 118.2°F.

 A woman and her cat rest inside a tent at the Oregon Convention Center cooling station in Oregon, Portland on June 28
A woman and her cat rest inside a tent at the Oregon Convention Center cooling station in Portland, Ore., on June 28. Photo: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images
Salmon Springs Fountain in Portland, Oregon, on June 27 as the city set a new temperature record that lasted one day
Salmon Springs Fountain in Portland, Ore., on June 27 as the city set a new temperature record that lasted one day and elsewhere in the state, Salem hit an all-time high 112°F that was also eclipsed on June 28, when it hit 117°F. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images
A cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, on June 27.
A cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on Sunday. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images
An umbrella is used for shade in the heat on day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon.
The scene at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Organizers suspended the event for five hours on Sunday because of the heat. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
 People cool off at a fountain pool under the heat wave warning at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 24
A fountain pool under the heat wave warning at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, last week. Photo: Liang Sen/Xinhua via Getty Images
A shopper loads cases of water and Gatorade beverages into a car
A shopper loads cases of water and Gatorade beverages into a car during a heatwave in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 26. Photo: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Residents gather in a public cooling shelter set up at the Oregon Convention Center
Residents gather in a public cooling shelter set up at the Oregon Convention Center during a heatwave in Portland, Ore., on Saturday. Photo: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Pets sit in crates at a public cooling shelter set up at the Oregon Convention Center during a heatwave
Pets sit in crates at a public cooling shelter set up at the Oregon Convention Center on Saturday. Photo: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Residents at a cooling center during a heatwave
Residents at a cooling center during a heatwave in Portland, Ore., on Monday. Photo: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more images.

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