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2013 February Monthly Report


Heavy snowfall during the Yukon Quest resulted in difficult train conditions. Portion of the trail were re-routed due to poor conditions, loping 50 miles of the length of the trail. High winds and blowing snow resulted in travel advisory's being issued for Steese and Elliott highways on the 2nd. Steese highway was then closed on the 8th at Eagle Summit dues to high winds and blowing snow. Freezing rain impaired driving on the Richardson highway on the 11th. Blizzards conditions hit a 30-mile stretch of the Parks highway from Denali Park south on the 17th. The same day say saw a travel advisory issued for Atigun Pass on the Dalton.