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Seward Highway Closure Update


The Seward Highway will remain closed throughout Tuesday evening, January 10, 2012.  This is the result of continuing extreme winter storms and potential avalanche conditions.  Current reports are of white-out conditions, blowing and drifting snow, and extremely difficult roadway conditions.  DOT's avalanche risk reduction efforts had a positive result and induced a large slide at milepost 98.5 of the highway, just north of Bird Point.  The slide impacted the highway and will require clearing.  Further avalanche risk assessment and mitigation work will resume in the daylight hours tomorrow. 

This closure will extend to at least noon tomorrow.   

Please refer to 511.alaska.gov for further road condition information and updates.  Further news releases will be provided when additional information is known.

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