NEWS ALERT! - DOT&PF Closing Richardson Highway
DECEMBER 16 -- DOT&PF is closing the Richardson Highway at Thompson Pass near Valdez due to high avalanche danger, heavy snowfall and blowing and drifting snow. Maintenance and Operation Crews reported seven feet of snow falling in the last 36 hours. Crews are monitoring the snow pack, and avalanche control work will be done at several locations overnight and into the day today (Wednesday). No estimated time of reopening has been established. Travel in the know. Visit 511.Alaska.Gov or call 511 for the latest road conditions.