We bring you latest update on Alaska’s Denali National Park transportation problems.
The road that lead to the Denali National Park and Preserve will be fully open at 5a.m. Sunday morning because crew have been working throughout Saturday to repair damage caused mudslides , rock slides and erosion throughout the western half of the road. According to a statement released by the Denali National Park and Preserve superintendent.
“Park staff have done a remarkable job responding to this incident and ensuring the safety and comfort of park visitors,” Chief Ranger Erika Jostad said. “Folks from all disciplines have come together to safely accomplish this important task. Their commitment to ensuring Denali National Park and Preserve remains accessible to all visitors was demonstrated by how quickly the team was able to respond to this incident and repair the damage to the road.”
Around 300 tourist have safely returned to the park after mudslide damaged the road inside the park, the tourists made it back at the entrance the park around 7am Saturday after being stranded as a result of the damaged road, the only road in the vast park. According to a report by Yahoo News.
The incident happened heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage the road.
Earlier on the Park’s management released the following statement on social media.