If you haven't seen this yet, take a look. The road from Valdez to Thompson Pass has been blocked by a massive, GIGANTIC avalanche that has dammed up the stream that flows along the highway:
This is the accompanying Anchorage Daily News article. Lots of snow and lots of rain led to some giant avalanches.
A GREAT YEAR to be a highway contractor in AK. Thompson Pass is an evil road, this is much larger than normal but not unusual.
That road is going to be so screwed.