Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Kern Creek - just SE of Girdwood

Route & General Observations

A large natural avalanche released overnight on Monday, Jan 16. The slide deposited a significant amount of debris on railroad tracks. A northbound train rain into the debris and became derailed. Two crew on board, no one hurt.

Media report: https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2023/01/17/avalanche-derails-train-south-girdwood/

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

Avalanche released sometime before 1:50am on 1/17/23. Crown was estimated at 3-4’ deep with wide propagation.

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