Transportation officials in the Yukon Territory continue to warn drivers of hazardous conditions on two sections of the Alaska Highway.
The road is closed between Watson Lake and Teslin due to a mudslide and washout. One lane reopened this morning between Haines Junction and Destruction Bay, after that section was closed Friday. Officials warn it could close again on short notice if conditions worsen.
For the latest conditions check www.511yukon.ca.
- An email from Mike Satre of Hecla Greens Creek Mine prompted the resolutions referral back to committee. Satre urged the Assembly to work the issue through state and provincial levels rather than trying to invoke international treaties.
- PFDs would have been about $2,350 each, the highest dollar figure in dividend history.
- At a meeting held last week, the official citizens' oil spill watchdog group for Prince William Sound raised concerns about how new crews manning the vessels will be trained.
- Recent warm, dry weather in the interior has resulted in two late season wildfires. State Forestry reports sending fire fighters last night to a 1-acre blaze, located about a hundred miles northeast of Glennallen, near Chisana.