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Wet snow leads to 120-plus accidents

By KTVA Alaska 8:37 PM March 5, 2014

Area first responders respond to more than 100 crashes and nearly 40 stranded vehicles

ANCHORAGE – That long-awaited snowfall finally arrived Wednesday, and it kept our region’s first responders busy, especially along the Glenn Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.

AST’s Beth Ipsen says troopers in the Mat-Su Valley responded to several vehicle collisions from Seward Meridian Parkway to Knik Bridge along the Glenn Highway.

Ipsen says Troopers responded to 23 crashes, three involving injuries and eight stranded vehicles.

APD’s Jennifer Castro says officers have responded to 104 crashes, seven involving injuries and 34 stranded vehicles as of around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Most of the accidents have been minor, says Danny Constanios with Anchorage Fire Department,

“So far, there’s been a lot of minor accidents, a lot of fender benders and non-injury accidents,” Constanios said. ”People just give it a little extra time, leave a little bit earlier, slow down, leave stopping distance.”

 

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