Whittier Tunnel Closed Due to Rock Fall
Closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday until further notice
Location of Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and Whittier, Alaska.
(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, also known as the Whittier Tunnel, is closed until further notice due to a rock fall hazard inside the tunnel. The tunnel was closed at 1 p.m. today.
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) personnel have removed the fallen rock and are currently evaluating the condition of existing rock inside the tunnel.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 249 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 Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.