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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
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
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
Opinion
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

...Wrangell to the Ketchikan Hospital for knee surgery? How about winter school travel for sports, etc.? How about winter travel on backwoods roads covered with snow and ice? Summer tourists with their big rigs are going to say phooey and drive...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020899/Ope_johnsonmt.shtml
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
My Turn: Facts rather than road myths

...statement addressed this issue when it stated snow sheds or road closures would be necessary, and based on costs and winter-travel demand, closures would be used. The Golder report does not undermine the conclusions of the final impact statement...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061907/opi_20070619022.shtml
Opinion
Winter water getaway

...sunset and departure occurred at about the same time, most of the trip would be in the dark, one disadvantage of winter travel. By the time the ferry reached Shelter Island most of the passengers had settled into their shipboard routines: reading...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021504/out_getwaway.shtml
Outdoors
Scout chaperone dies as tree hits tent

...released to an Anchorage funeral home. Devil's Pass Trail is about 10 miles long and hooks into Resurrection Trail. Winter travel past Mile 3 is not recommended because of avalanche danger. The trail features spruce and birch forests at lower elevations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031505/sta_20050315009.shtml
News
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

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