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New weather system could better inform marine travelers


The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp in support of establishing a permanent Road Weather Information System (RWIS) at Blaquerie Point on South Mitkof Island.

The system would allow current weather information data from the site to be accessed via the Internet.

The current site, on the south end of Mitkof Island, was established more than ten years ago and is currently in disrepair and difficult to access for maintenance. The proposed site would be more conveniently located adjacent to Mitkof Highway at Blaquerie Poin...

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