Another low-snow year in Alaska is plaguing the world's most famous sled dog race.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race organizers are so worried about the logistics that they're working with Alaska Railroad to deliver seven rail cars worth of snow to Anchorage, the state's largest city, ahead of the starting ceremony on March 5, according to Alaska Dispatch News.
Even so, the 300 cubic yards of snow may not keep organizers from having to shorten or reschedule parts of the race, according to the report.
A lack of snow last year north of Anchorage forced organizers to move the start of the race to Fairbanks from its traditional starting point in Willow, about 75 miles north of Anchorage.
The conditions in Willow are much improved this year, but the problem is in Anchorage, where the snowfall in the city for the past two years has equaled only about two-thirds of a normal year.