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Old 06-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Just read an article about the ALCAN being closed due to flooding and washed out roads. One is north of Teslin and the other area is North of Haines junction. If you are traveling this area, one might want to ensure that they have enough supplies to hold them over, or just take a little longer stops in other areas.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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On the ALCAN highway. We are currently in Watson Lake; Down Town RV park. After we arrived 6/6, after three days of traveling in the rain, there was a knock on the door form the RV park owner. He indicated that the road for Watson Lake to White Horse was closed. Today is 6/9 still at the RV park and the current understanding is the road in one area is washed out for 200 feet by 20 feet deep. There are smaller wash outs as well. The local fire department members are currently sand bagging the bridge over the next river up the road waiting for it to crest. In Watson Lake today the sun in shining with a temperature of 70F. It is difficult to get information as to when the road will be open. Anywhere for 6/12 to 6/19. The road status can be gotten at 511yukon.ca/

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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We were apparently one of the few who got through the mess south of Destruction Bay Friday morning. The culverts were blocked and lots of debris on the highway for at least a 1/4 mile (this was near the end of Lake Kluane). This was about 8:30-8:45. There was a road closed sign, but we could see the front loader working on the highway. We waited 5-10 minutes and he came over and led us through. By the time we got to Haines Jct, there was a lighted Road Closed sign and truck blocking the highway going the direction we came. It had rained pretty hard all Thursday night and all the rivers and creeks were flowing like crazy. We are presently in Haines and all of the businesses have signs about the road closures. The mess probably got a lot worse after we got through.
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Just finished the drive from Watson Lake to Whitehorse. They opened northbound road at about 8 PM Monday night. They restricted it to truck carrying supplies needed in Whitehorse and other points north. About 5 AM this morning they started allowing anyone to travel north. We left Watson Lake at 7:30 AM, had been stuck since 6/9. There were a few spot were it was apparent that the water had gone over the road but when the debris was cleared there was no road damage. There was one about 100 miles from Watson Lake were the road had washed out. They had built a temporary road around the wash out it was short and not very rough so no problems. We got into Whitehorse about 1 pm the worst part of the drive were the sections of the road were they were doing construction not related to the rains. There was a lot of dust but the gravel road was an easy drive at 25 to 30 MPH.
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