Mudslide blocks Haines Highway

The Haines Highway is blocked by mudslides this evening after a few days of heavy rainfall. According to Highway residents, there are four slides between mile markers 18 and 21 that have made the road impassable.

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The Alaska State Troopers report the slide at 19-mile is about six feet deep. No damage or injuries have been reported, and troopers don’t know the extent of damage to the road.

It was windy and rainy in other parts of Southeast today, as the remnants of a hurricane moved past the region.

The storm helped set a new daily record rainfall in Ketchikan yesterday of seven point 2 (7.2) inches of rain.