Rumor that Kennecott Trestle destroyed in flood

By: jitterymoose , 4:59 AM GMT on October 13, 2006

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I'd heard that this is one of the stories on NPR here this evening--that the trestle over National Creek in Kennecott was destroyed in the flooding that's hit SE Alaska with a vegeance. Valdez is still cut off because of damage in Keystone Canyon. No word yet on the four buildings at Kennecott damaged in a previous flood of National Creek--the Hospital, Assay House, National Creek and East Bunkhouses. Will update this when more information comes in. Go back through my pics for photos of the National Creek trestle, or they're google-able. It's just amazing. Chitina is still pretty much cut off because of mud and rock slides near the Tonsina, and I've had reports of a number of people who have had their homes swept away or have lost everything to the flooding. Updates as I get more reliable information. Wind has died down, no rain up in this area, but the mercury dropped like a ROCK here once the sun went down. Clear night--it's already around 20F and falling.

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