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.)
Here’s another video showing water from the Sag River flowing over the Dalton.
And this one shows how the splashing of water has created ice ridges on either side of a flowing area. Trucks drive over the water and it sprays up and freezes on either side, so now there is a huge dip in the road. The bottom of the dip is the actual road. Some people were saying the road has washed out but Jack says no, it’s ice ridges building up and making it looking like a portion of the road has washed out.
(Don’t forget, YouTube automatically picks a low resolution so if you want a clearer picture click on the lower right hand side icon called “settings” and pick a higher number.)
The Sag River has turned the Dalton into one of it’s branches. This video was taken on the first day of April. Road conditions have been getting steadily worse. The road is currently closed because blowing snow is reducing visibility and they can’t see to clear the road.