Avalanche closes Seward Highway
by The Associated Press
Friday, November 27, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An avalanche has closed one of the state's major highways.
The Department of Transportation says the Seward Highway was closed in both directions Friday afternoon because of an avalanche south of Girdwood and north of Seward.
Spokesman Roger Wetherell says no injuries were reported.
Wetherell says crews are setting up electronic message boards to alert travelers of the problem. He says the highway will remain closed overnight.
Wetherell says heavy equipment will be brought to the area on Saturday to remove the snow.