Late fall in Alaska means longer nights and shorter, often dimly-lit days. Commuters this time of year – especially in Southcentral and the Interior – are now driving to and from work in the dark. That can be quite an adjustment following a bright summer where the sun shone on the roads nearly 24/7. It […]
Homer Electric Association (HEA), in coordination with the current fire team managing the Swan Lake fire, the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Alaska State Troopers, are beginning to prepare to drop high voltage transmission lines that cross the Sterling Highway near Milepost 62.5 and 58.0. The operation is being done to mitigate the threat […]
The Swan Lake Fire area near Cooper Landing became increasingly active Monday crossing Resurrection Pass Trail at Slaughter Ridge. The Great Basin Incident Management Team which is managing the fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has changed the evacuation alert to LEVEL 2 (SET) in all areas of […]
The Sterling Highway is currently open in one direction at a time using pilot cars in the area of mile 53-71 due to fire crews and heavy smoke. Please avoid travel in this area if possible. Use headlights at all times and expect delays.