SRO Update for March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor
Current Plow Crew Work Locations: After making it to mile 18 for a brief moment yesterday, we've retreated to HQ regrettably today. While on our way west from the Savage box on Sunday morning we found heavy snow and large drifts. Once today's snow is done falling, we will re-plow our way to mile 18 and continue on.

Steam Crew Locations: No ice.

Snow Depths: 3-4 feet across the road and up to 8 feet in the ditch. The Primrose had a constant 5 feet of snow with drifts up to 8 feet.

Aufeis Depths: 0

Road Open to Public Traffic: Mile 3.4. Savage cabin once we reopen the road.

Equipment Status: The 143 grader has some hydraulic issues and is down currently but the auto shop is on it. We are using a back up grader right now to continue west. The snow blower gave us a bit of a hiccup yesterday but just needed some thaw out time in the auto shop and is ready again. A big thanks to the auto shop crew.

Current weather forecast

Current Weather at HQ: 18 above and snowing

Wildlife Sightings: One Hawk owl at mile 14.

Notes/Observations/Comments: Visitors, please be cautious if skiing out the road past Mile 3. With all the snow we have this year, we need extra room to maneuver and turn around. With this being a snow year and warmer than average temps, its going to get more difficult as we continue west. The lack of ice is welcomed but we could get into a slush flow situation and potential flooding if temperatures continue on this trend.

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  1. MC
    March 22, 2018 at 09:07
     

    Go Denali Road Warriors!!! Visiting in late May and terribly excited. Appreciate all your hard work.

     
 
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