Huge snowdrifts near the flooding

This video is from about 10 days ago, it shows what the truckers had to pass through before they got to the flooding, heading into Prudhoe.  And here’s a good article about what’s going on up there.

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/severed-from-supply-chain-north-slope-is-conserving-resources/32313174

 

 

 

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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