First, two Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. employees dig out snow on a helicopter landing pad on Saturday near one of the toppled transmission towers. The workers are digging out the natural accumulation of snow, not snow left by April 16 avalanches that occurred about three miles from the Snettisham Power House. AEL&P has hired Juneau avalanche expert Bill Glude to assess conditions at the site. The area receives about three times more precipitation than Juneau, officials said.
Second, James Zehnder, left, and Eric Nielsen of City Electric, an Anchorage-based company, view several 25-year-old aluminum tower sections that were being staged Saturday at the Snettisham hydroelectric construction yard.