Seward Highway re-opened after rock slides, near fatal crash
The Seward Highway has been re-opened, according to police, after it was closed in both directions early Friday morning due to multiple rock slides and a serious car crash.
Anchorage police alerted the public to the closure just after 5:30 a.m. Friday of the road closure, which spanned southbound at the Potter Marsh Weigh Station at mile 115 and northbound around mile 111.
Rock slides may continue along the highway near McHugh Creek and the weigh station, according to later morning notice from the Anchorage Police Department. Drivers are urged to be extra vigilant when driving through the area.
A near fatal car crash occurred near mile 111 caused by rock slides between miles 111 to 113, which the Department of Transportation worked to clear, according to APD. The preliminary investigation found that a large rock fell from a cliff onto the roof of a Kia Forte traveling south on the highway, police later stated. The man driving the was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Debris from the highway had been cleared as of 8 a.m. Friday.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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