Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Highway to be raised 20 feet in slide areas


October 18, 2018

Alaska Department of Transportation crews moved the material and reopened the road Sunday. Another slide occurred Monday evening. Several earthquakes, with magnitudes ranging from 2 to 3, occurred Sunday morning as well. Photo courtesy of Lynette Campbell.

Last Sunday and Monday, large mudslides in the upper valley flowed down the steep mountainsides and across the Haines Highway, forcing it to close while state workers cleared the road with heavy machinery.

An Alaska Department of Transportation e...

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