[UPDATE] Big Landslide in South Thorne Bay/Kasaan After New Years Storm - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, January 3, 2019

[UPDATE] Big Landslide in South Thorne Bay/Kasaan After New Years Storm

[Update 1/4/2019]


A USFS team is assessing the slide right now (Jan. 3, 2019) and will make their recommendations soon. The City of Kasaan and Organized Village of Kasaan are assisting.

In the meantime – Kasaan, South Thorne Bay subdivision, & Steep road IS accessible via a back road – the Lake Ellen road is passable and comes back in to the Kasaan Road at Tolstoi Bay. Both entrances are marked with signage. From there you can drive back to the subdivision or to Kasaan. Also, Davidson Landing is there for people who have access to a boat, to get back and forth from ‘town’ to the subdivision (or Kasaan, for that matter)

If there is an emergency in South Thorne Bay call 911. All medical transports will be by boat from Davidson Landing until further notice.

Please do not attempt to cross the slide on foot for safety reason. [Source]

The following pictures are from Bill Yockey, Tony Savage and the Organized Village of Kasaan from Facebook.










ORIGINAL ARTICLE:


The weathermen were finally (and unfortunately) correct in the prediction that the New Years Day storm would have major impacts.

In South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road a big landslide occurred at the 3-mile marker leaving many residents out of power. The city of Thorne Bay wrote an official statement:


The South Thorne Bay / Kasaan Road is closed due to a Landslide at the 3-mile marker

We have contacted the appropriate agencies to get this landslide cleaned up as soon as possible and the road open.

If there is an emergency in South Thorne Bay call 911. All medical transports will be by boat from Davidson Landing until further notice.

Please do not attempt to cross the slide on foot for safety reasons.






From the AP&T Facebook page:

Update on POW South Thorne Bay Outage: It will take some time for the appropriate agencies to clear the trees and debris from the landslide. Our dedicated crews have put all affected customers on emergency diesel at this time. We will continue to update you all as we work through the issues. Please call the Craig office (826-3202) if you are still without power or have questions.

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