Dangerous avalanche conditions barred searchers for another day from landing in Hatcher Pass to look for 33-year-old Liam Walsh, who was last heard from Sunday when he took a solo skiing trip in the area.
Hazardous avalanche conditions around Hatcher Pass Road, blocked Tuesday by a 100-foot-wide slide, will also delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh, reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. Chris Klint
The Parks Highway between Wasilla and Fairbanks was opened, but the transportation department warned of challenging driving conditions, including heavy snowfall and poor visibility. Hatcher Pass Road was not expected to be cleared this week after an avalanche pummeled the area Tuesday. Tegan Hanlon
After 18 inches of snow fell in Talkeetna overnight, state transportation officials in Southcentral Alaska say "every operator is on the road" to clear the Parks Highway and other areas hit hard by the region's massive snow dump.Zaz Hollander,Chris Klint