Stone Shute, Blackwater. One of the roads that has melted and is being re-surfaced.
INVESTIGATIONS are taking place to find out what has gone wrong with new road surfaces which have melted in the hot weather.
A contractor recently "surface-dressed" miles of highway in a near £1million contract, but stretches of road, including those at Blackwater and Bembridge, started to melt two days ago in temperatures of 27C.
They would normally be expected to stand-up to much higher temperatures.
Material has been spread on the melting tar in an attempt to make it less sticky while the contractor worked out a solution.
*The council said the bill for remedial work would be footed by original contractor, mainland business Kiely Brothers or its material supplier.
Island firm J A Dempsey Civil Engineering has been called in to carry out the work.