Update: Multiple crashes cause morning headaches on Glenn Highway
Last updated at 10:32 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25
Motorists heading into Anchorage on the inbound Glenn Highway Thursday morning were met with delays and stopped traffic following multiple disabled vehicles.
The first incident occurred around 5:20 a.m. when a truck spun out into the ditch near Hiland Road, according to Anita Shell, spokesperson with the Anchorage Police Department. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was removed up by 7:30 a.m.
In another incident shortly after 6 a.m., a pickup truck ran into a light pole along the Glenn Highway. According to Shell, the pole did not block traffic and the incident was cleared up by 9:50 a.m.
A minor two vehicle crash was also reported near Artillery Road on the inbound side of the Glenn Highway at around 7 a.m. No injuries were reported and it was cleared up by 9:40 a.m., according to Shell.
At one point Thursday morning, traffic was backed up for about seven miles from Eagle River to Peters Creek.
Slow moving traffic was visible on the Alaska Department of Transportation weather camera at Mile 12.8 near Eagle River.
Rainy weather conditions overnight caused puddles to form in some spots and roads remained wet during the morning commute.
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