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Flash Flood across the Richardson

Before: Bear Creek meets the Richardson Highway

Fairbanks remains pretty dry, but we’ve had a couple of tenths of an inch of rain lately. Out east, near Black Rapids, a heavy rain storm coupled with heavy snowmelt caused a flash flood to hit the Richardson Highway where it crosses Bear Creek.

After: The power of running water

Bear Creek won. Travel to the fishing mecca of Valdez from Fairbanks will now require a much more round about way.