Boulders On The Road At Long Lake Hill In The Middle Of The Night

Must Be Shoulder Season!  Boulders being removed on Long Lake Hill  (Photo, DOT& PF)  Huge Rocks Crash Onto The Glenn On Wednesday Night...

Must Be Shoulder Season! 

Boulders being removed on Long Lake Hill  (Photo, DOT& PF) 

Huge Rocks Crash Onto The Glenn On Wednesday Night, November 3rd, 2021 At  Long Lake Hill 

Large boulders landed in the middle of the remote Glenn Highway at Long Lake Hill between Mileposts 86 and 87 at 9 pm on the night of November 3rd. 

DOT&PF had to go out with heavy equipment to move the rocks to the shoulder of the road, Highway workers  typically assemble the boulders in a dramatic row along the edge of the guardrail-less highway. Then they come along later and push them over the cliff, tumbling them hundreds of feet down into the wilderness canyon below. 

It's a recurring story, and somewhat predictable. Long Lake Hill has been a boulder hazard for decades, particularly when its sandy cliffs are wet and unfrozen. 

Recently, a serious landslide occurred in Cooper Landing, 100 miles from Anchorage. That Kenai Peninsula landslide was spurred on by near-tropical storms south of the Chugach Mountains, which dumped over a foot of rain. 



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