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Denali Park road opened to mile 30

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve can drive in as far as mile 30.

The park, in a news release, says extra effort from maintenance employees to clear snow from recent storms made it possible to provide access further into the park. Visitors should still expect to encounter snow, ice and mud on some stretches of the road.

The park says snow conditions remain good for winter recreational activities but conditions will change rapidly with warming temperatures. The park says the crew that opened the road reported seeing moose, caribou, lynx and other wildlife and birds but no bears yet.

Vault toilets are available as far into the park as the Teklanika Rest Area. Campgrounds and other park facilities west of headquarters will be closed until later in May.

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