Rainy, warm November weather wreaks havoc on Alaska's Kuskokwim River ice road

December 1, 2014 2:23 PM

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BETHEL -- In good winters, the Kuskokwim River ice road offers this Western Alaska hub and nearby villages 200 or more miles of smooth travel, a frozen river route with an undercurrent of danger.

A late fall mini-breakup in Western Alaska left a chaotic 2-mile jumble of ice below the village of Kalskag. The river jam will need intensive work to make the river into a slick highway passable not only by snowmachines and four-wheelers but also cars and trucks, according to Bethel Search and Resc...

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