Snow Storm Causes Hassle for Residents
Snow causes accidents and at least one collapsed roof
The snowstorm started early Friday morning, making a slow commute for drivers along the Seward Highway.
The snow didn’t let up throughout the day, sending drivers into an abyss of white-out conditions.
“It's been pretty difficult with all the snow, everyone sliding around,” said Brian Phillips. “There's a bunch of trucks in the ditch and tow trucks running around pulling people out of the snow.”
Around town, roads provided an abundance of crashes due to poor visibility and so much snow.
Anchorage resident Tiffany Valenzuela said conditions were “nasty, low visibility, everyone sliding all over. I can't tell where the lanes end and the sidewalks begin. Just pretty nasty out.”
Tina Sykes said her tires got caught on a piece of ice - and sent her truck smashing into the minivan in front of her. “It's ridiculous. They should shut the whole town down. I'm really mad he gave me a ticket because of the road conditions. It's a blizzard out here.”
The heavy snow's not only responsible for bad roads, but for a building collapse as well.
The Southcentral Foundation owns a maintenance facility off International and the back part came crashing down Friday morning.
“We obviously have a lot of snow this season, and people need to start thinking about pulling snow off their roofs and getting that taken care of before these issues start to occur,” said Anchorage Fire Department Captain Michael Guest.