Then, the snowpack could get dangerously rain-soaked if the weather abruptly shifts as forecast next week.
Local governments are allowed to opt out, but Petersburg’s assembly hasn’t made that decision.
As always, first place is $10,000. Second place is a set of steak knives.
Winter weather is in full effect across Alaska, but unusually high snow accumulation is testing Southeast. Usually some snow melts between storms, but that’s not happening this winter.
Erik Stevens from the Haines Avalanche Center says addressing your snowy roof while it’s cold can prevent problems later on when it warms up.
City water operators in Klawock, about 35 miles north, took spare parts to Hydaburg to assist with repairs.
The board has not set a new date or location for the postponed meeting.
A winter storm watch will be in effect for the entire Alaska Panhandle.
For now, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it should have a decision made within a couple of weeks as to when marine highway service will return to Haines and Skagway in 2022.
Southeast Alaska saw below average temperatures over Christmas weekend and even colder temperatures are expected in the first week of 2022.