January has seen some heavy rainfall, and Juneau’s trails are paying a price.
If the Salmon Creek trail is your usual hike, you’re going to need to make plans for a new route. Heavy rainfall has washed out an 80-foot section of the road about a mile from the gate.
AEL&P’s Debbie Driscoll says that the main gate to the road and trail system will be closed until repairs can be made this summer.
This isn’t the first time that rain has damaged the road. Another closure happened in 2005 when an even larger section washed out, according an email from Driscoll.
Engineers will assess the trail this spring and make repairs.
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