Alert: Increased avalanche risk along Thane Road (Feb. 20)
From Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities: Strong winds combined with heavy snow at higher elevations will cause the avalanche hazard above Thane Road to rapidly increase this evening (Feb. 20, 2021). This increases the possibility of an avalanche reaching Thane road in the next 24 hours.
DOT&PF reminds residents to obey posted warning signs on Thane Road – do not stop or park in the avalanche danger zone. If access along Thane Road is blocked it is unlikely DOT&PF will be able to safely remove the avalanche debris until the hazard decreases naturally.
Thane residents should be prepared for extended road closures. For more information, visit the CBJ emergency management site for details about personal and household preparedness.
DOT&PF is monitoring the situation and will provide updates when necessary.