ANCHORAGE – Both Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage police are responding to numerous collisions and vehicles in distress Wednesday morning.


Heavy snow blanketed parts of Anchorage with several inches of accumulation by 9 a.m., and the Anchorage Police Department said it responded to 44 accidents — four of which involved injuries — and 21 vehicles in distress between midnight and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Beth Ipsen, an AST spokeswoman, said troopers were responding to numerous vehicle collisions between the Seward Meridian Parkway and the Knik River bridge.


Ipsen advised drivers to use caution, watch for emergency vehicles and use headlights and an abundance of caution.


“We hope that bad roads and careless driving don’t ruin your morning,” Ipsen said.


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