Juneau: Increased avalanche risk along Thane Road (Feb. 27-28)
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In addition to the rapidly increasing avalanche hazard in urban avalanche paths this weekend (Feb. 27-28), the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities says heavy rain/snow at higher elevations will also cause the avalanche hazard above Thane Road to increase rapidly.

Residents are reminded to 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 the avalanche debris until the hazard decreases naturally.

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Thane residents should 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: http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/thaneroad/.stats

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