While Anchorage repeatedly recovers from its typically bitterly cold air, the weather and diminishing daylight can cause some obstacles as the crews and residents clean themselves from the devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.0. The majority Residents who lost their jobs during the earthquake were restored.
A dump truck and excavator are working on a temporary repair of an exit ramp that collapsed on Friday, November 30, 2018, following an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska. A driver attempting to leave Minnesota Drive on International Airport Road was not injured when the ramp was lowered. (AP Photo / Dan Joling)
Thin layers of stagnant water remaining after water breakages can become icy and slippery.
The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility gave the region a water treatment council as a precautionary measure after the breaks.
"There are no known problems with water pollution," the company said.
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Conditions could be worse if Anchorage endured typical weather in early December.
A high in the mid-20s with overnight lows near 15 ° C is more common at this time of the year. Such temperatures would have resulted in roads, vehicles, and property around the main aquifers being trapped in solid ice.
Every ice that formed on Saturday night will melt on Sunday when temperatures rise to mid-30s.
"The good news is that there will be no bitter cold in the near future," said AccuWeather's senior meteorologist, Dave Samuhel. "Temperatures will actually be slightly above normal during the week."
Nevertheless, it is expected that the air will be cold enough for a snow period on Sunday night.
"This storm can deliver a few inches of snow," says Samuhel.
Motorists traveling on non-earthquake-damaged roads may encounter muddy conditions. Passengers departing from or to Anchorage on Monday morning may experience delays.
"Anchorage has received only about a quarter of its normal snowfall since September 1," said AccuWeather's former meteorologist Mike Doll. "Just 5.2 inches has been dropped, which is exactly what St. Louis has recorded so far this season."
Anchorage typically receives 21.4 inches of snow on December 1st.
After this snow is the early part of the new week there will be calmer conditions for cleanup.
However, residents will want to remove snow from driveways and sidewalks before dawn on dusk. Temperatures that fall into the lower 20s on Monday evening, freeze every mud.
Another warm-up and a series of gusty winds may follow midweek.
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Crews may not need to bundle as much as they would normally do in December if they work on the damaged roads and bridges next week. This may change the following week, when the typical cold should finally return to the Anchorage area.
Regardless of the weather on a particular day, short daylight hours can be an obstacle to clean up.
"Crews must be deployed headlights because of limited daylight," said AccuWeather chief meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Anchorage has only about six hours of sunlight every day in early December.
Residents and officials remain vulnerable to the threat at the start of cleaning
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