Work begins clear road to Alaska town cut off by avalanche

Reuters: Work crews began removing snow on Friday from an Alaska highway hit by avalanches last week that blocked the only road leading to the port city of Valdez, officials said. With the road cut off, ferry and plane routes have been added for people needing to leave the city of over 4,000 residents. Food and other goods are arriving by barge. Aside from providing road access to the town, the highway is used to transport fuel, goods and oil production equipment from Valdez to the state's interior region,......

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