Dalton Highway Reopens After Flooding Closure

The overflow affected section of the Dalton Highway between mileposts 399 and 405 south of Deadhorse reopened Sunday.

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A release from the Department of Transportation says they are allowing groups of 30 tractor trailers north on the single-lane through the overflow area, then closing the road for inspection and maintenance before reopening the stretch for another convoy in the southbound direction.

Priority is being given to critical cargo and supplies, which backed up along the highway and in Fairbanks during a nearly week long closure. A state disaster declaration last week bolstered efforts to channel overflow from the Sag River off of the highway.