Moose Deaths By Trains Hit 10-Year Low Due To Light Snowfall

Light snowfall kept moose deaths by train to a 10-year low this winter.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the animals have an easier time getting out of the way of oncoming trains when the tracks are clear.

Numbers released by the Alaska Railroad and the state game and fish department show 24 moose were killed this winter compared to 292 in 2011-2012, a year of record snowfall in Southcentral Alaska.