Increased avalanche risk along Thane Road (Feb. 27-28)
In addition to the rapidly increasing avalanche hazard in urban avalanche paths this weekend (Feb. 27-28), the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities says heavy rain/snow at higher elevations will also cause the avalanche hazard above Thane Road to increase rapidly.
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: http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/thaneroad/.