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Dalton Highway Overflow updates

According to the AK Department of Transportation and Public Facilities-

On March 13, 2015 crews with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) began working to keep overflow from the road. The overflow of the Dalton Highway is a result of water from the Sagavanirktok (Sag) River. River aufeis is accumulating in the bottom of the shallow and braided Sag River, this ice is pushing the flowing water to the top, though temperatures in the area remain below freezing. Experts predict that a perfect sequence of snowfall, temperatures and winds lined up to create this massive sheet of ice that expands for miles.

Regularly updated information and photos are available HERE or at http://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/dalton-updates/.

Photos ADOT&PF

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