Record Rain Causes Overnight Mudslide


Jennifer Canfield/KMXT

Yesterday’s record rainfall is to blame for a mudslide last night on the Chiniak Highway. Department of Transportation workers moved about a ton of dirt from the road alongside Womens Bay. Foreman Chris McNeil says work started around 11:30 p.m. Monday night and was finished by 2 a.m. this morning.

Although the road didn’t have to be closed, McNeil says that people should "slow down, watch ahead and be aware."

"I have a crew working. We’re cleaning out some of the deposits from other chutes that have come down– not as severe as last night– to try and keep ahead of it a little bit."

Yesterday brought 3.46 inches of rain and more is expected through the week.

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