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Prudhoe Bay


Driving into Prudhoe Bay, Alaska


Life In Alaska


Alaska Blizzard | Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay


So you want to work in Prudhoe Bay?


Snowbound truckers near Prudhoe Bay

Prudhoe Bay or Sagavanirktok is a census-designated place (CDP) located in North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 2,174 people, up from just 5 residents in 2000; however, at any given time, several thousand transient workers support the Prudhoe Bay oil field. The airport, lodging, and general store are located at Deadhorse; the rigs and processing facilities are located on scattered gravel pads laid atop the tundra. It is only during winter that the surface is hard enough to support heavy equipment, and new construction happens at that time.
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