Flurries, light snow slow morning Glenn Highway traffic
Drivers on the Glenn Highway Wednesday morning were asked to expect icy and snowy roads, with traffic slowed on parts of the morning commute.
KTVA's Meteorologist Melissa Frey says light snow showers brought a dusting of snow from Eagle River to Wasilla overnight where temperatures remain below freezing.
Anchorage police reported one minor collision on the Glenn Wednesday morning slowing inbound lanes’ traffic near Mirror Lake, saying in a statement that inbound lanes were backed up between Anchorage and the Mat-Su due to "icy road conditions."
"There have been multiple vehicles in the ditch and minor collisions," police wrote. "There have been no injury crashes or collisions. Drivers need to take it slow, maintain a safe distance between vehicles and avoid abrupt lane changes."
Police spokesman MJ Thim said conditions Wednesday were returning to normal by about 10:30 a.m., but recommended that motorists deal with traffic delays in a rational fashion.
"Winter has come," Thim said. "Drivers need to take a deep breath and practice safe driving techniques so they arrive alive at their destination this morning."
Frey says temperatures will stay below freezing through midday, but no additional snow accumulations are expected.
APD dispatchers reported 18 vehicles in distress and 10 non-injury vehicle accidents between midnight and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.