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Highway workers move section of Dalton Hwy. away from so-called blob

 The Dalton Highway extends north from Fairbanks to the North Slope of Alaska. (KTUU)
The Dalton Highway extends north from Fairbanks to the North Slope of Alaska. (KTUU) (KTUU)
Published: Sep. 8, 2018 at 11:56 AM AKDT
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Alaska highway workers have moved the Dalton Highway away from a gigantic mass of frozen debris that is reportedly oozing down a hillside, according to the Associated Press.

The adjustment is so that the road doesn't get T-boned by the so-called 'blob,' according to officials.

Transportation officials said a roughly mile-long frozen debris lobe - consisting of dirt, ice and trees - threatened to bulldoze away a section of the road.

The erosion could've knocked out the roadway, located more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of Fairbanks, in three to four years.