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Weather causes problems for Southcentral Alaskans

By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:30 PM November 22, 2013

Conditions lead to power outages, accidents, cancellation of services

Weather conditions today in Southcentral Alaska have led to power outages, accidents and cancellation of services.

Update, 4:30 p.m. Friday 

Since midnight, Anchorage police have responded to 34 accidents, three injury accidents and 53 vehicles in distress. Authorities say some trends they’ve noticed with the collissions are that people aren’t diriving slow enough for the weather.

Update, 3 p.m. Friday

After a three-hour delay, People Mover says buses will run again. Expect delays and reroutes.

Update, 2:30 p.m. Friday

Homer Electric Association brought the Nikiski unit back online at around 2:15 p.m., said Chugach Electric spokeswoman Sarah Wiggers in an email. Power was restored to Girdwood and south customers, but HEA is still looking into what made the units go offline.

Valley Mover aims to have buses at the transit center at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. They are the only two Valley Mover buses operating, according to a press release.

Update, 1 p.m. Friday

At least three school buses were in accidents this morning in the Mat-Su Valley, according to a release by Public Affairs Director Patty Sullivan. The school bus accident at Edlund Road and Lavender Lane, located in the Fairview Loop area, sent two students and the driver to the hospital to be evaluated. Later, another two students were sent. Crews are sanding and chipping dangerous roads, but a winter weather advisory is in effect.

Original Story

Anchorage School District after-school activities were cancelled. Classes will release at the normal time, but buses may be running late, said district spokeswoman Heidi Embley in an email.

Anchorage, Eagle River and JBER campuses closed at 12:45 p.m., and classes starting after this time were cancelled, according to a press release.

In Wasilla, icy road conditions overturned a school bus carrying 14 children this morning. No one was injured in the crash and the students took another bus to school, according to a Wasilla/Palmer school spokesperson.

People Mover buses are not operating, according to a press release. AnchorRIDES also cancelled services except for life-sustaining trips and to return riders to their homes.

The entire Kenai Peninsula is without power, according to Chugach Electric spokeswoman Sarah Wiggers. At about 11:30 a.m., Homer Electric Association had two units trip at Nikiski, which then resulted in Bradley and Cooper Lake units going offline. Chugach Electric says 2,600 of their customers are without power.

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