Though not directly related to useable energy, the force and kinetic energy that was involved in the snowslides near Valdez (between the foot of Thompson Pass and Keystone Canyon) was incredible. And the ongoing effort it will take to remove all the snow (where will they put it?) will possibly take months (including the repair of bridges and roadway). The amount of water being penned back from the residual ice is quite dramatic to see (
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4268041/Valdez_&_Thompson_Pass_Ava#Post4268041). Thankfully, a stranded fuel tank was recently freed when a plow cut through for close to 30 miles to make a rescue path. The close to two dozen people stranded at their subdivision at the foot of Thompson Pass now have phone/power. This will be an ongoing, energy intensive effort- now if we could only figure out how to harness the energy in snowslides!

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