Tucson Airport crews dealing with the heat - Tucson News Now

Tucson Airport crews dealing with the heat

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It may have been 114 degrees on Tuesday, June 20 in certain parts of Tucson, but at the Tucson International Airport it was blistering.

Hotter than normal temperatures makes it a tough work day for many of the folks working on the airfield.

"Blistering would be the word I use," said Bill Haldeman, TAA Airfield Senior Supervisor "Then probably I would use trying to find some shade under a building or under a tree there's a huge temperature difference, team members are working in these areas it's pretty hot."

Their jobs include electricians working on lighting on the runway, folks working on the taxiways, and pavement projects.

Most of the time, the job requires the crews to work outside, sometimes spending eight hours in the heat.

Crews were doing several things to beat the heat -- staying hydrated during the day, and working either early in the morning or late at night. If the crews have to work during the day, they are staying inside as long as they can.

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