Seward Highway Avalanches UpdateMarch 9, 9:39 a.m.
Kenai Peninsula DOT&PF crews are installing changeable message boards at Moose Pass on the Seward Highway and at Sterling Highway's milepost 45 for all northbound traffic notification that the Seward Highway northbound is closed. This will provide ample turnaround for large trucks and refuge for motorists. Barricades and signs will be placed near Seward Highway milepost 39. Southbound traffic on the Seward Highway will remain open for any travelers on the road, south of the avalanches at mileposts 98.5 and near milepost 87.
Second Avalanche Strikes Seward Highway
March 9, 9:11 a.m.
A second avalanche has occurred on the Seward Highway about three miles south of Girdwood near milepost 87. The highway will be closed at milepost 39 (Sterling/Seward Wye) for northbound traffic on the Seward Highway. For updated road conditions visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511.
Seward Highway Avalanche-update
March 9, 7:39 a.m.
This morning's avalanche on the Seward Highway occurred at milepost 98.5. The road is closed to traffic in both directions. For updated road conditions visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511.
Avalanche Closes Seward Highway, DOT&PF Responding
DOT&PF maintenance and operations crews are responding to the Seward Highway to begin snow and debris removal following an early morning avalanche. The highway is closed and is expected to reopen later this afternoon. The road is covered in snow measuring about 75 feet long and six feet deep. For updated road conditions visit 511.Alaska.Gov or call 511.
Posted: March 9, 2010
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