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Increased avalanche risk along Thane Road

January 14, 2021 – News

High winds combined with heavy snowfall at higher elevations will cause the avalanche hazard above Thane Road to rapidly increase this evening (January 14, 2021), according to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF). This increases the possibility of an avalanche reaching Thane Road in the next 24 hours.

Residents are reminded 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 CBJ’s Emergency Management website for details about personal and household preparedness.

DOT&PF is monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates when necessary.