SRO Update for April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor
brown bear on a gravel road

Current Plow Crew Work Locations: The crew made it to mile Eielson Visitor Center yesterday. The wet and heavy snow has been a struggle in comparison to previous years. It has the consistency of a 7/11 slushy and has been frustrating to work with. During a normal year we wouldn't find these type of conditions until we get out to Kantishna if at all. The warmer than normal temps have been noticed from start to finish.

Steam Crew Locations: None

Snow Depths: 3' was the average from Little Stony flats to the Eielson Visitor Center. 

Aufeis Depths: 0

Road Open to Public Traffic: Teklanika Rest Stop

Equipment Status: All is well. Thanks Auto Shop

Road Crew Staff On-Duty Today: Paul Franke, Martin Weiner, Bob James, Mick McAloon, Stacey Skrivanek, Austin Kinser

Current Weather Forecast: https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=PAIN

Current Weather at HQ: 23 above and sunny

Wildlife Sightings: Bears. Bears are everywhere

Notes/Observations/Comments: There is still ice & mud on the road. There is some work required at the Pretty Rocks slump on Polychrome; if you walk or bike beyond Teklanika, be prepared to see heavy equipment. Thanks for being patient!

equipment plowing up a snowy mountainside

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Last updated: April 13, 2016

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