In Alaska: Nome Waits For Fuel; Cordova Digs Out From 18 Feet Of Snow
Winter continues to wallop Alaska with some weather and some challenges that even the seen-it-all locals seem to be amazed about.
In Cordova, about 150 miles southeast of Anchorage, “dozens of National Guard troops have arrived to help … dig out from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some people in homes, and triggered avalanches,” The Associated Press reports.
Guard officials tell the AP there’s been about 18 feet of snow in Cordova so far this season. The National Weather Service warns that another storm is headed Cordova’s way on Tuesday.
But already, “there’s nowhere to go with the snow because it’s piled up so high,” Wendy Rainney, who owns the Orca Adventure Lodge in Cordova, tells the AP.