Ice Airport Alaska: 50 Year Storm
Winter is nearly over in Alaska, but at Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC), spring seems a long way off. Snow is falling at an inch an hour and even with $40 million dollars' worth of equipment, the airfield maintenance crew is struggling to stay on top of the blizzard and keep the runways operational. The airport is also experiencing white-out conditions, which play a role in a de-icing truck flipping over. It's an accident that could release a 2,000-gallon cocktail of hazardous chemicals and diesel fuel unless it is quickly contained.