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Raw: Avalanches Cut Off Only Road to Alaska City

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January 27, 2014
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Highway access to the city at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline has been cut off indefinitely by avalanches, including one that dammed a river and created a lake up to a half-mile long across the roadway in a 300-foot wide mountain canyon. (Jan. 27)


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