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Officials continue to clean asphalt residue off cars

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Highway officials and Temple and Temple Excavating and Paving are still working to clean up hundreds of cars that were coated with asphalt residue.

It happened last week when a heavy rain storm disrupted a micro-surfacing project on U.S. 23 in Pike County.

Sara George with Kentucky Highway District 12 says, "Their vehicles were splashed with this substance that goes on as a liquid and then hardens. Well, it was soupy and went on to their vehicles and then hardened on their vehicles."

Officials say they are committed to making sure all vehicles impacted get cleaned for free.

Water Works pressure washing company cleaned vehicles all day on Saturday, and will be back at the Highway District 12 office in Pikeville on Sunday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, officials will evaluate how many cars are left and if needed they will make a new cleaning schedule.

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