On January 26th, 2014, an avalanche came down onto the only road connecting Valdez, AK to the rest of the world: the Richardson Highway. The avalanche was massive and stopped the Lowe river creating an enormous lake that was 60 feet deep and half a mile long.
The Clean Up! How does a massive avalanche get cleaned up? Dozers, excavators, side dumps and lots of hard work. This is a perspective of the clean up. We flew with Leigh of Vertical Solutions. – Seed Media
Check out the initial avalanche and dammed river lake aerial footage here: