New snow roads will link Alaska’s road system to Arctic communities

If you've ever wanted to drive on a snow road in the Arctic, your time is coming.

The North Slope Borough, in an effort to lower the cost of living in the region, plans to build 300 miles of snow roads in the coming days so residents in two communities can drive their vehicles to the Alaska road system, a borough official said.

But the thoroughfare over the frozen tundra will also be open to road-trippers wanting to head north to visit Utqiagvik, the northernmost city in the U.S....

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