Holiday travel disrupted due to road closure on Richardson Highway MP 180-205

Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Transportation

Thursday at 8:36am, the Department of Transportation announced a road closure from milepost 180-205 due to several avalanches across the road. For hours snow removal crews were unable to reach the area due to hazardous road conditions. According to Caitlin Frye of DOT, several avalanches occurred north of mile 213 on the Richardson that were cleared by snow removal crews. However, crews were unable to get to the mile 180-205 area around Paxson. The road re-opened Friday at 6pm.