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Snow creates slippery conditions in Turnagain Pass

Although it's just raining in the central Kenai Peninsula area, full winter driving conditions hit Turnagain Pass on the Seward Highway early Tuesday, officials said. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said motorists should watch...
Blizzard warning for western Peninsula to carry into evening

...Moose Pass, according to the National Weather Service. The warning covers the area north of Moose Pass, including Turnagain Pass and eastern Turnagain Arm. The NWS expects 12 to 24 inches of snow during the storm, with east wind 40 to 65 mph...
Knotek of Moose Pass is the Peninsula's lone Boston Marathon finisher operator for the Alaska Department of Transportation in the Silvertip Camp, with his duties including plowing Turnagain Pass. Knotek has had two back surgeries and had a work accident that left him with broken ribs and broken vertebrae...
Photo feature: All downhill from here

Snowboarders climb along a mountainside in Turnagain Pass last weekend as they make their way to untracked snow...Scott Moon Snowboarders climb along a mountainside in Turnagain Pass last weekend as the made their way to untracked snow...
Now is a good time for avalanche education

...killed novice and experienced adventurers alike. Turnagain Pass is a popular destination for winter adventures, but...headed for the backcountry, just driving through Turnagain Pass takes you through numerous avalanche zones.To draw...
Trails usually a longer backpacking trip, but offers a peaceful break. How to find it: Along the Seward Highway from Turnagain Pass, or just past the Sterling Highway cutoff, access the trail from the south side at the designated parking area...
Construction season approaching on most Alaska highways

...Reese said.A continuation of work from last year, sections of the Seward Highway from Ingram Creek at the base of Turnagain Pass to Canyon Creek - 19.5 miles of highway - will be resurfaced.DOT is also studying options to make the section...
Fairbanks man survives Turnagain Pass avalanche

...of Fairbanks is an avalanche survivor. McKinney, 31, was skiing on Monday when he was buried by a snow slide in Turnagain Pass. Rescuers found him -- bruised, cold but alive. ''This guy is very, very lucky to have wound up coming out...
Please, be careful in the backcountry

...out there. If Thursday's warning from Alaska State Troopers that dangerous avalanche conditions are developing in Turnagain Pass wasn't enough, the death on Friday of two snowmachiners caught up in a snowslide should drive the point home...
Packing a few extra items can prevent a tragedy

...backcountry locations this past week, many are preparing to head for the hills this weekend, and whether snowmachining in Turnagain Pass, skiing the Resurrection Trail, or mushing in the Caribou Hills, all outdoor recreationists should be prepared...


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