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Ketchikan Road Blocked By Mud, Debris Slide


September 30, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - A mud and debris slide has blocked a portion of Brown Mountain Road which is used primarily for recreation purposes, including access to hiking trails. Brown Mountain Road is a Forest Service Road located about 10 miles north of Ketchikan.

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Brown Mountain Road Blocked By Slide
Photograph by Chris Wilhelm ©2005


State Troopers notified the Forest Service's Ketchikan Ranger District about the slide near mile post 1.6 at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday.

Forest Service officials estimate that approximately 10,000 yards of debris is blocking the road and it will take nearly a week to clear the road and clean up the area.

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Road slide
Photograph by Chris Wilhelm ©2005

In the interest of public safety, Forest Service officials encourage people to avoid the area until the clean up is completed. The Forest Service has set up temporary road barricades and will notify the public as soon as the road is re-opened.


Source of News:

USFS - Tongass National Forest



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