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Drivers warned about POW road condition


September 01, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Prince of Wales Island, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service is warning drivers to use extra care as they travel along NFSR 20 road on North Prince of Wales. The road has developed a soft spot that is eroding the outside edge of the roadway from underneath. The road may continue to slough off on the outside edge. The area, at milepost 106, just north of the El Capitan turnoff, is marked with stakes and flagging so it is visible to drivers.

The roadway is extremely soft and continues to slump along a two-foot wide area at the outside edge of the road. The Forest Service is assessing the cause of the damage and will repair it as soon as feasible.




Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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