The "damalanche" is now melting...and calving like a glacier. http://vimeo.com/95361442
Background via @NWSAlaska: On January 24, 2014, Valdez, Alaska made national news when a huge avalanche near Thompson Pass blocked the only road into town. The avalanche also blocked the Lowe River, causing concerns for flash flooding, and generating the "Damalanche" nickname.
Hard work by the Alaska DOT drained the lake formed by the blocked river and the road reopened on February 5, but the avalanche debris over the river remained through the winter.
With the recent hot weather in Southcentral, the snow has been melting, and Damalanche has finally succumbed to the Lowe River. Check out this cool video from a Valdez resident showing the debris calving into the river.