City officials are asking residents who live near Thane Road to be on high alert for avalanches through Friday night.
High winds combined with heavy snowfall at higher elevations will cause the avalanche hazard above Thane Road to rapidly increase Thursday evening, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF). This increases the possibility of an avalanche reaching Thane Road in the next 24 hours.
For your safety
Obey posted warning signs on Thane Road: Do not stop or park in the avalanche danger zone. If access along Thane Road is blocked, it is unlikely DOT&PF will be able to safely remove debris until the hazard decreases naturally. Be prepared for extended road closures.
For more information, visit CBJ’s Emergency Management website for details about personal and household preparedness.
DOT&PF is monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates when necessary.