Crews Work to Clear Key Road Connecting Community in Southern Alaska

Efforts to clear the remnants of a “monster” landslide from a key road near Seward, Alaska, continued on May 11, with local authorities saying they did not know for how much longer the road would be closed.

Drone footage by local man James Unrein shows crews using excavators to shift dirt and large rocks from Lowell Point Road, which provides land access to nearby Lowell Point and the western shore of Resurrection Bay.

Authorities said a water taxi was being used to help keep the community connected to Seward.

Virtual assessments suggested crews would need to clear “well over” 40,000 cubic yards of debris from the “monster” landslide, public information officer Brenda Ballou told local media. Credit: James Unrein via Storyful

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