Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Thane Road will be closed from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, due to a predicted high avalanche hazard. That's according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF).
"There are some strong winds and warming temperatures coming in," said Sam Dapcevich, Public Information Officer for DOT&PF. "We expect that the avalanche hazard is going to be high through the afternoon." He added that there's a possibility they will need to extend the closure if the risk persists or if a slide does reach the road.
Thane residents "need to get things taken care of before 2 p.m. today and be prepared for the possibility of extended road closures if an avalanche does come down," he said.
Meanwhile, avalanche danger in the Juneau area high according to the Emergency Manager's Office at City Hall.
The latest report says natural avalanches have been occurring and remain likely today and human-triggered avalanches are more than likely.
The report says the White subdivision partially released Other prominent nonurban paths on the north aspect of Mt Juneau slid.