An avalanche descends down Snow Gulch Creek along Thane Road on Monday during avalanche control by the Department of Transportation. Several large dust clouds reached road level during the firing of about 24 105mm howitzer shells.
AEL&P's Avalanche Forecaster Mike Janes, left, and City of Juneau's Emergency Programs Manager and Avalanche Forecaster Tom Mattice photograph the results of the Department of Transportation's avalanche control along Thane Road on Monday.
A clear day brought spectators a stunning view as state avalanche managers used some firepower to manage snow buildup above Thane Road. The road was closed yesterday morning and reopened around noon.