A normal winter day on the Dalton

Not a calm winter day, but a normal winter day.  These were from last year, and actually the first three are from early April and the rest are from one day in mid-April 2016.  Click on the first one and scroll to the right for best viewing.

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Snow Drifts on the Dalton

There’s been plenty of wind and snow on the Dalton lately.  Here are snow drifts at Ice Cut that have been plowed away by a loader, creating one lane which is better than nothing!  Video by fellow trucker, John Slater.  Hope everyone is having a great 2017 so far.

Truck waves on the Dalton

Talk about poor road conditions!  This was about a week ago, before the road closure.  Jack has been told the road will be open tomorrow so he is on his way up.  So sorry to all those who’ve been stuck on the non-home side.

Trucks in this video are going really slow as there’s a layer of glare ice underneath them.  At the end you can see a wave that’s being created by moving trucks.

(Don’t forget you can change the resolution on a YouTube video if it looks blurry, “settings” in the lower right hand corner.)

Alaska governor declares state disaster

Department of Transportation and Public Facilities photo via Alaska Dispatch News

Department of Transportation and Public Facilities photo via Alaska Dispatch News

Governor Walker declared the situation on the Dalton Highway a state disaster.

According to Alaska Dispatch News, this will enable the state to bring up private contractors to help.  700 to 800 loads are backed up in Fairbanks.  Jack is on his way up there right now.  Check out this article, it shows some aerial footage of the road.

https://www.adn.com/article/20150408/dalton-highway-ice-sheet-alaska-gov-walker-declares-disaster