State Department of Transportation crews will be working for days to get the Richardson highway completely opened.
Hannah Blankenship is a spokeswoman for the DOT’s northern region. She says the majority of the backed up water from the Lowe River has receded back to within the river’s banks.
“However there is still debris and ice from where the river was, and that’s what our crews will be working on removing over the next few days,” Blankenship said.
Blankenship says they are still evaluating the snow pack and it’s unclear what kind of damage may have occurred to the roadway. She says they don’t have a timeline for re-opening the highway because stability is still an issue.