Jack is heading up as soon as he gets stocked up on supplies. He heard they are escorting trucks through right now, even fuel trucks. That could change at any time though, and he could be stuck there, who knows. Last time he was there for 77 hours.
Here is a photo from a few days ago taken by a friend in Prudhoe. (Thanks Joe) Yikes! Fairbanks is at about $3.24.