snow

Slack Tide: Let’s Get Plowed

To characterize how I once spent my winters as merely “shoveling snow” would be a misnomer.

 

A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Late snow means safer roads this year compared to last

Juneau saw 58 total car crashes in December, way less than past two years.

 

City plows ahead with more snow expected tonight

Buses are running and roads are plowed.

 

Cold snap coming

At least we’re not Chicago.

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It’s time for snow

Snow falls in downtown Juneau on Jan. 10, 2019. Read more about the winter storm here. Video by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire… Continue reading

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A vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Egan Drive and Yandukin Drive near Fred Meyer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Egan Drive and Yandukin Drive near Fred Meyer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Snow-removal crews work in White Pass during the winter of 2015-2016. (Hal Hartman | Courtesy photo)

Keeping Klondike Highway open isn’t just a blast

The State of Alaska is looking for someone who enjoys working with explosives and coping with avalanches. Last week, the Alaska Department of Transportation and… Continue reading

Snow-removal crews work in White Pass during the winter of 2015-2016. (Hal Hartman | Courtesy photo)