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Subject: Thane Road AvalancheDate: 02-02-2012 05:47:35
From: Juneau Police DepartmentCase or Incident: #2012-004061
Summary:On 02/02/12, about 0020 hours, The Juneau Police Department received a report of a possible avalanche on Thane Road. Officers from JPD drove to the slide area of Thane Road and confirmed there was an avalanche that covered the road.

Further investigation into the size of the avalanche was done from Douglas boat harbor. The avalanche appeared to have come down in the main slide chute and went clear to tide water. The depth and width of the avalanche will be determined at first light.

The State Department of Transportation was contacted about the avalanche. DOT will be responding to clear the area as soon as it is safe to do so. There have been no reports of persons or property being injured or damaged because of the slide.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***