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Avalanches cut off only road to Valdez

...miles outside Valdez on the Richardson Highway cannot be cleared until water behind the snow drains. The water in Keystone Canyon is too deep on the upstream side for crews to approach the snow dam. Officials fear that digging from the downstream...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-28/avalanches-cut-only-road-valdez
State
Weeks after avalanches, lone road to Valdez reopens

...Thompson Pass at Mile 39. That avalanche and the smaller ones were cleared last week.Another big avalanche filled Keystone Canyon, which begins at Mile 12 and is roughly 300 feet wide. Snow piled up on the road 40 to 50 feet high from canyon...

http://juneauempire.com/alaska/2014-02-07/weeks-after-avalanches-lone-road-valde
Drainage slows on lake formed by avalanche

...stride, according to Valdez's clerk.One of two major avalanches put at least 40 feet of snow onto the road in Keystone Canyon, a 300-foot-wide mountain opening that begins 12 miles from the city.The avalanche also dammed the Lowe River...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/drainage-slows-lake-formed-avalanche
State
Highway to Valdez could reopen Wed.

...Thompson Pass at Mile 39. That avalanche and the smaller ones were cleared last week.A second major avalanche filled Keystone Canyon, which begins at Mile 12 and is roughly 300 feet wide. Snow piled up on the road 40 to 50 feet high from canyon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/highway-valdez-could-reopen-wed
State
Thumbs up, thumbs down for Monday, Feb. 3

...massive avalanche that recently blocked the road access to Valdez. The Jan. 24 avalanche dammed the Lowe River at Keystone Canyon and created a lake 2,500 feet long. Alaska Department of Transportation crews have since been able to lower the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-03/thumbs-thumbs-down-monday-feb-3
Opinion
Avalanche danger keeps road closed

...more serious problem remained at the site of the other major slide at Mile 12.Tons of snow fell onto the highway in Keystone Canyon, a 300-foot-wide choke point where the highway runs parallel to the Lowe River. DOT spokeswoman Hannah Blankenship...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/avalanche-danger-keeps-road-closed
State
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1907, a battle took place in Keystone Canyon near Valdez over a railroad right-of-way. In 1910, the Copper River and Northwestern Railway link to Chitna was established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092503/sta_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1907, a battle took place in Keystone Canyon, near Valdez, over a railroad right-of-way. In 1910, the Copper River and Northwestern Railway link to Chitna was established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092505/sta_20050925009.shtml
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This Day in History

I n Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1907, a battle took place in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, over a railroad right-of-way. In 1910, the Copper River and Northwestern Railway link to Chitna was established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092506/sta_20060925022.shtml
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This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1907, a battle took place in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, over a railroad right-of-way. In 1910, the Copper River and Northwestern Railway link to Chitna was established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092507/sta_20070925010.shtml
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