With those November storms that washed out the Richardson by Valdez came a lot of rain in Chitina and damage to the "Copper River Highway"(DOT's official name for the Chitina road). Liberty Falls(? the State campground out side of Chitina) was pretty much washed away, O'Brian Creek bridge washed away, and Haley Creek bridge washed away. Plus lots more slides ect.
Chuck Derrick (Chitina Dipnetters Association board member) has contacted Gov. Palin's transition team to make them aware of this problem. Last Gov. showed little interest.
On another point the Director of the Northern Region of DOT resigned after his little incident with the troopers. Link:
I'd talked to him about the situation at Chitina once or twice and he was not helpful. This is a political appointment and I hope they get someone in there who will do a better job.