Girdwood traffic flowing after Forest Fair 'standstill'
All Seward Highway traffic lanes are open as usual near Girdwood Saturday night, after hours-long slowdowns headed south to the annual Girdwood Forest Fair.
Anchorage police had said shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday that traffic on the Alyeska Highway into Girdwood was at a "standstill," with at least half a mile of southbound traffic backed up due to parking lots for the fair being full. A second statement just after 5:30 p.m. said all lanes on the Seward were open.
APD spokeswoman Kendra Doshier said there were no immediate reports of accidents or injuries on the Seward or Alyeska highways Saturday afternoon. Police are expecting more traffic Sunday on the Forest Fair's final day.
"Reminder, tomorrow traffic on the Seward Highway headed towards Anchorage will be very heavy all day as drivers make there way back home from the holiday weekend festivities," police said. "Please plan ahead and be safe!"
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