Avalanche blocks Seward highway

bogydave Posted By bogydave, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:33 PM

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  1. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    The only road South of Anchorage.
    Warm weather, & rain.
    No injuries/deaths, this time. Happens every year. Sometimes days to clean up.
     

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  2. DAKSY

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    Dec 2, 2008
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    1,151
    Loc:
    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    How far south of Anchorage?
    We were up there in July 08...Nice area!
     
  3. BucksCounty

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    Jan 11, 2009
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    Southeast PA
    My wife and I went on our honeymoon there in 2008. Can't wait to go back again. I remember pointing out to her the signs when driving about the avalanches. Good to hear no one was hurt!
     
  4. 'bert

    'bert
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    Sep 18, 2007
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    East of the Rockies West of the Rest, North of 49
    send that snow to Olympics in BC, they need it.
     
  5. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
  6. ColdNH

    ColdNH
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    Oct 14, 2009
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    175
    Loc:
    Bow, NH
    Or to Southern NH, sled has like no miles on it so far this year. :(
     
  7. firefighterjake

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    Jul 22, 2008
    17,298
    3,672
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    That's where my sister had to wait 5 or 6 hours before the Road Crews finished clearing the highway. My sister lives in Portage . . . works in Anchorage at one of the hospitals.
     
  8. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    2 other avalanches have killed 3 people so far. Found 2, and 1 still missing, called off the search due to more avalanche dangers
    2 snowmachiners & one skier.
     
  9. firefighterjake

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    Jul 22, 2008
    17,298
    3,672
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    I think it was a year or two ago that my sister sent me a video made by some friends of her husband . . . snowmobiling videos that showed them doing these incredible tricks and jumps . . . I later found out that tragically two of the guys in the video had died later that year in an avalanche. Very sad to lose such talented folks . . . but I am guessing they died doing what they truly loved.
     
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