Viral bitumen laying video racks up 14 million views

By Chris Champion posted 01-11-2017 03:42

  

"We thought we'd been hacked."

That was the reaction from Shire of Moora's chief executive Alan Leeson after the town's humble Facebook page, which aims to provide regular information to its 2000 residents, jumped to 58,000 followers nearly over night.

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The catalyst for the sudden interest?

A video uploaded by the shire in December showing how a road is surfaced.

Shot by drone, the footage on Tuesday had been viewed a staggering 14 million times and shared 361,000 times.

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