The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, contracting with Coastal Helicopters, works to reduce avalanche risk on Thane Road by setting off avalanches in a controlled fashion on Feb. 5, 2021.(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, contracting with Coastal Helicopters, works to reduce avalanche risk on Thane Road by setting off avalanches in a controlled fashion on Feb. 5, 2021.(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Thane Road to close Saturday morning for avalanche hazard reduction

Thane Road will be closed for two hours Saturday morning to allow for avalanche hazard reduction, the state’s transportation department announced.

The closure is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. on March 6, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said in a news release. The hazard reduction will allow Alaska Electric Light & Power to repair a damaged transmission line.

An extended road closure may be necessary if avalanche debris reaches the roadway.

The road was similarly closed on Thursday for avalanche reduction.

Contact the Juneau Empire newsroom at (907)308-4895.

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