Fresh Snow Sends Drivers’ Slipping

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN -  Anchorage.
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.

Several inches of fresh snow coat Anchorage roadways and that’s causing problems for drivers.

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Jennifer Castro is a spokesperson for the Anchorage Police Department. She says police have been responding to accidents since early this morning.

“A lot of the accidents started up around 5 a.m. this morning and as of 11:30 this morning we’ve responded to 71 accidents, five accidents with injuries and 29 vehicles in distress. Now there isn’t just one area that we’re seeing to be a really bad, bad area. These accidents are occurring all over Anchorage,” Castro said. “The best advice that we offer to people is to just go slow and anticipate adding in some more time to get wherever you need to go.”

Forecasters expect snow to continue falling overnight with around six inches total accumulation.