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DOT, JPD caution drivers as weather gets icy

...is extremely limited up there," Wrightson agreed. "Stay back 200 feet from those trucks."To help drivers plan winter travel, real-time road information from the DOT can be found online at 511.alaska.gov or by calling 5-1-1.Wrightson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-12/dot-jpd-caution-drivers-weather-gets-ic
Local
Snowshoeing team bridges tradition and competition

As one of yesteryear's main means of rural winter travel, snowshoes served as a vital part of transportation and survival along the cold trails. Next month, six local athletes will...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021408/spo_246928560.shtml
Tips and resources from Alaska DOT for safe holiday travel

...JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities would like to remind drivers to prepare for safe winter travel in the Last Frontier.According to a release from the department, drivers should check 511.alaska.gov, call...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-12-28/tips-and-resources-alaska-dot-safe-h
Outdoors
Officials prepare for winter traffic

The state, city and construction company Secon are preparing for winter travel through the Sunny Point Project construction area. Sound off on the important issues at A meeting was held last week to discuss...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102507/loc_20071025019.shtml
News
An Alaskan trek that saved the snowmobile

...could only get the word out, he believed the Sno-Traveler - the first modern-day snowmobile - would transform winter travel in harsh northern climates. ``We needed to draw adventurers,'' Hetteen said. ``We needed to prove our snow...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022800/Loc_polaris.html
Local
State says new tundra travel guidelines working

...January. A Department of Natural Resources study said the guidelines developed in 2004 correctly predicted the effect of winter travel on the Arctic terrain. The study monitored heavy equipment on the tundra this year and long-term effects of an earlier...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122805/sta_20051228007.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...could only get the word out, he believed the Sno-Traveler - the first modern-day snowmobile - would transform winter travel in harsh northern climates. ``We needed to draw adventurers,'' Hetteen said. ``We needed to prove our snow...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022800/Loc_polaris.shtml
Juneau's Glacier Swim Club tunes up at Haines Winter Games

...served two main purposes for the club.One of those purposes was for many of the younger swimmers to get their first winter travel meet."Winter Games offers a great chance for swimmers to get experience traveling and performing at a two-day...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-02-07/juneaus-glacier-swim-club-tunes-haines
Sports
The bike path less traveled

...transportation - it's just a thrill to be able to move so far over that vast environment." Miller realized the winter travel potential for his bike when he used it to pull his children, Dillon, 11, and Karla, 9, and their friends on a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051103/out_glacierbike.shtml
Outdoors
Alaska editorial: Delegation needs to convey urgency of Arctic warming

...Shrinking sea ice makes it harder to hunt for marine mammals. Rainy winter weather turns snow and ice to slush, making winter travel in the Bush difficult or impossible. Melting permafrost accelerates the erosion that eats away at their communities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112304/opi_20041123018.shtml
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