Heavy Equipment (one that floats!)

Here are the rest of the photos from when Jack drove through the flooded area, the portion of the road that was recently closed because of the overflow of the Sag River onto the Dalton.  There is a HUGE tracked vehicle that Jack says can float!  I can’t see how that’s possible but supposedly, if it breaks through the ice, it won’t sink to the bottom of whatever it is on.  In his case it’s a matter of a few feet to the ground.  But it’s just hard to imagine either way.

Click on the first one and scroll to the right.

Before the road got really bad

You may already know that the Sag River has been overflowing the Dalton Highway about 20 miles from Prudhoe Bay.  The below video shows what the road looked like about 2 weeks ago.  Jack was riding into Prudhoe with someone else because his truck broke down.  The river runs along the Dalton for a very long ways on the east side of the road.

A lot more to come!

 

Driving the Dalton

Jack finally took a video of driving down the road.  It seems like a silly thing to do but people have requested more videos and this one shows what most of his job is like, on the good days.  🙂

(If these appear blurry change your resolution settings on the bottom right side of the player.)

 

Happy New Year!!