A Kodiak driver narrowly escaped injury when small boulders tumbled off a mountain and into a roadway.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports a woman just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday was driving her car west on the main road out of Kodiak when the rocks rolled down the southwest face of Pillar Mountain.
The woman was unable to stop and smashed into the rocks, which seriously damaged the front end of the vehicle.
The car hit hard enough to deploy its air bag.
State Department of Transportation workers say a recent freeze-thaw cycles at higher elevations likely loosened the small boulders.More than two inches of rain had fallen in Kodiak between Sunday and Tuesday.