Thanks To Some Shipments Of Snow, Alaskan Iditarod Dog Sled Race Is On
Officials brought in seven rail cars plus 1,000 truckloads of snow to prepare for the ceremonial starting leg of the race in Anchorage.By Katie Link | March 3, 2016
Officials in Anchorage, Alaska, have an unusual snow problem. They also have a strange snow solution.
Seven rail cars packed full of snow arrived in Anchorage on Thursday morning ahead of the annual Iditarod dog sled competition. And those seven rail cars of snow are in addition to the 1,000 truckloads already gathered.
Unseasonably warm temperatures forced event organizers to outsource for their snow this year — a cost that, apparently, is budgeted as a part of regular street maintenance in the city.