ADOT&PF Resources Fully Deployed, Working to Clear Roads Visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for travel conditions
JUNEAU, Alaska – In response to heavy snowfall across Southcentral and Interior Alaska, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has all available equipment and personnel out clearing roads. ADOT&PF road crews are working 12-hour shifts, 24 hours per day. This work schedule will continue until all state routes are brought to an acceptably clear and drivable condition.
Drivers may encounter equipment at work, including snowplows, graders and sanders. Drivers stay at least 100 feet behind any equipment and be alert to frequent stops.
During the storm, drivers should practice safe winter driving by:
· Using extra caution
· Allowing extra time to reach their destination
· Turning headlights on
· Reducing speeds
· Allowing extra distance between vehicles for improved visibility
For current road conditions and weather conditions affecting travel, please visit 511.Alaska.Gov or dial 511.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”
Posted: December 13, 2012