Several roads are closed Friday morning in the Eagle River area following multiple collisions and vehicles in distress.

Traffic on the Glenn Highway is also backed up in both directions near the Fort Richardson gate, the Anchorage Police Department said just before 7 a.m.

Police are advising commuters to use caution Friday morning, saying "extreme icy weather conditions" and traffic advisories are in effect.

Eagle River Road is closed from Eagle River Loop to the Old Glenn Highway after a "pile-up collision involving 6-7 vehicles," APD wrote in an alert message.

There are also road closures affecting VFW Road and Artillery Road due to vehicles in distress. Drivers are advised to use other routes.

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