Updated at 8:27 a.m. on Friday, April 21
The Seward Highway reopened Thursday evening.
Anchorage Fire has closed the Seward Highway near milepost 105, south of Anchorage, due to a wildfire near the roadway.
The road is closed near Falls Creek, to all non-emergency traffic, the Fire Department says.
Anchorage 511 reports the flames are near the roadway.
Closure on SEWARD HIGHWAY at MILEPOST 105
Flames next to road, road closure, emergency vehicles on road, thank you for your patience.
— AK511 Anchorage (@AK511_Anchorage) April 21, 2017
AFD says the fireline stretches about 50 yards wide and is moving up the hillside. Crews are actively working to extinguish the flames. The Forestry units and the Fire Department say they’re having success in their suppression efforts.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until the roadway has reopened.