Saturday, March 4, 2017

Iditarod hampered by lack of snow

For the second time in three years, the Ititarod dog race will have its official start in Fairbanks, Alaska instead of Anchorage, due to insufficiently wintry conditions.
The ceremonial start of the race was still staged in the state’s largest city on Saturday, where trucks had brought in snow overnight.
A few hundred miles north, the Alaska Range – a mountain span that includes Denali – has little snow and open-water conditions. That prompted race officials to move the competition’s official start.

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