Open for the season -- after a delay of a few days, the Denali Highway is officially open, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation.

The 135-mile road that runs from Paxson on the Richardson Highway to Cantwell on the Parks Highway was originally scheduled to open on May 15, but deep snowpack and late season storms kept it closed a little longer. 

Typically, the mostly gravel highway is closed and not maintained between the months of October and mid-May. 

DOT made the announcement to its Facebook page Sunday afternoon thanking their maintenance crew for all of their hard work to get it back open for the season. 

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