With spring approaching, crews at the Denali National Park and Reserve will make preparations for its spring road opening.
This month, crews will begin removing ice overflow buildup on sections of the road between mile three and mile seven. Steam will also used to open ice-clogged culverts to help mitigate melting snow and ice run-off.
Park officials say visitors can still enjoy winter activities at the park, like cross-country skiing,
mushing, and skijoring--the sport where a person on skis is pulled by a dog, horse, or motor vehicle.
The park has been open to mile 3 during the the winter season.
The park road could open for travel as far as mile 12, the Mountain Vista Rest Area, by April depending on road and weather conditions.
Editor's Note: Headline and first graph corrected to reflect preparations were planned for the spring road opening at Denali National Park.
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