Anchorage crashes continue Friday along with freezing rain
Light freezing rain is continuing Friday across much of Southcentral Alaska, a day after crashes on slick roads including one near Talkeetna which left a person dead.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Friday for up to one-tenth of an inch of ice in Anchorage and the Mat-Su. Anchorage police warned that roads including the Glenn Highway remained slick during the morning commute, urging drivers to “give yourself extra time.”
In town, a number of morning crashes took place near Lake Otis Parkway and 15th Avenue on the south side of Merrill Field. Police spokesman MJ Thim said dispatchers had received reports of 11 non-injury collisions, three injury accidents and five vehicles in distress between midnight and 9:30 a.m.
Light rain showers are also falling in the Susitna Valley and in the Turnagain Arm. Temperatures are near freezing and light ice should be expected on roads and other surfaces.
This storm also continues to bring a snow/rain mix to the Copper River Basin. A winter weather advisory is in effect there until noon for 1 to 4 inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice.
Showers will taper off for the western side of Southcentral Friday afternoon and high temperatures will return to the mid-30s.
Morning fog is likely Saturday, but we'll otherwise be partly sunny and dry with temperatures starting out in the mid-20s before once again climbing to the low to mid-30s in the afternoon.
Another round of snow/rain mix and potential freezing rain moves in early Sunday.