Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Transportation said the risk of an avalanche will rapidly increase this afternoon.
High winds combined with heavy snowfall at higher elevations are causing the increased risk.
The chances of an avalanche reaching Thane Road in the next 24 hours have been increased.
They urge motorists to not stop or park in the avalanche danger zone.
Thane residents should be prepared for extended road closures.