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Hurricane Alley


“And now the Storm-blast came; And he was tyrannous and strong” – Coleridge, “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” (Map this!)

On the border between the NorthWest Territories and the Yukon lies a dangerous obstacle to the Dempster motorist…Hurricane Alley. This passage through snowy mountains seems to collect winds from all over the territory and funnel it across the road creating whiteouts and heaps of snow for the unwary. Often the reason for road closures in winter, you can see the ominous fog long before you are in it. We have heard bone chilling stories of motorists having to get out in the howling wind and bitter cold groping for the roadside markers on their hands and knees to get a sense of where the road was.
Luckily Hurricane Alley was in a mild mood when we passed by, although it did try to confound Shreesh by creating ice fog that instantly froze on contact with the windshield.

Hurricane Alley on the border of the Yukon and Northwest Territories


4 Responses to “Hurricane Alley”

  1. Fred says:

    And there is ‘water water everywhere’ – in a solidified state.

  2. madhuri says:

    brrrrrr….glad that drive was unincidental!

  3. Pramod Taskar says:

    Congratuations, Hurricane survivors (I mean alley)


  4. Joseph says:

    I’m sorry, what planet did you say this was?

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