Huge Avalanche blocks road to Valdez Alaska

This is pretty wild, a huge avalanche has covered the Richardson Highway which is the main road through Thompson Pass, and the only road to Valdez, Alaska. The avalanche, which struck on Friday, deposited a 40 foot high wall of snow that extends through a large segment of the Canyon. The combined flood and avalanche has kept Alaska Department of Transportation workers from accessing the area to reopen the road. The Alaska Department of Transportation Officials believe to be some of the largest avalanches to ever hit the Thompson Pass/Keystone Canyon region.

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Another view of the Avalanche

 

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