Warm winter forces Alaska to ship snow to start of Iditarod race
The Alaska Railroad on Thursday shipped seven cars of snow 360 miles from Fairbanks to Anchorage to make sure there's enough snow on the city streets and trails for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday. (March 3)
Seven freight cars filled with snow rolled toward Anchorage on Thursday ahead of the famed Iditarod sled dog race that for the second year in a row is struggling with melt-inducing warm temperatures.
The race kicks off Saturday in Anchorage with a ceremonial opening route that usually includes 11 miles on local streets and trails.
The freshly shipped... read more
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