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Ice road truckers build path for test well


January 25, 2011
By Polly Crawford | Journal of Commerce

Ice Road TruckersJan. 25, 2011 – Work crews build an ice road to a site where an
independent company plans to drill a test well in the Kenai National
Wildlife Refuge. The road is a temporary route made with water, ice and
manufactured snow, and should be about a mile and a half long when
completed.

Ice Road Truckers 
Work crews build an ice road to a site
where an
independent company plans
to drill a test well in the Kenai National

Wildlife Refuge. The road is a temporary
route made with water, ice and

manufactured snow, and should be
about a mile and a half long when

completed.
Photo by Alaska Journal of Commerce


 

Jan. 25, 2011 – As driver Connie Green pulled up to the chute, Salamatof Seafoods' plant manager George Jackson pulled the lever, and let the ice pour into the dump truck.

Every so often, a huge rake inside the building's ice storage area could be heard, stirring the ice to make sure it stayed dry. That makes it easier to load, but makes it a little too dry for hauling: it tends to blow out the back unless they water it down. | READ MORE

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