State and municipal transportation crews are working to clear roadways after last night’s storm.
State Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says all road crew workers have been pulled off regular maintenance and are out with chainsaws clearing downed and leaning trees in the Anchorage area.
“DOT is aware that trees are down in several areas and they’re working on not only state roads but municipal roads as well,” Woodrow said. “It’s pretty much all hands on deck where needed at this time and so if there are trees down in your area either DOT or the municipality will get to them soon.”
“The goal is to have all the roads cleared by today.”
Woodrow says there were some reports of trees down in the Mat-Su valley but he says the Kenai Peninsula and the valley were not hit as hard as Anchorage by last night’s wind storm. He says
Alaskans can check 511.alaska.gov online or call 511 on any phone to get the latest road conditions.
See below for storm-preparedness links and contact information:
- Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
- Municipal Light and Power
ML&P hotline for power outages/downed lines & trees: 279-7671 or toll-free at 1-888-999-5340
- Chugach Electric
Chugach Electric numbers to report power outages/downed lines & trees: 762-7888 or toll-free at 1-800-478-7494