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 […]
Advisory: There will be significant delays on the Sterling Hwy Thursday 9/26, at milepost 62.5 and 58.0 from 10am to 3pm.
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 […]
Sterling Hwy is open with pilot cars leading 1 lane traffic. Travel from mile 53-71 is discouraged. Use headlights. Expect delays
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.
STERLING HWY is temporarily closed between MPs 55-73 for firefighting operations. Expect significant delays or avoid
Sterling Highway is temporarily closed to traffic as firefighting operations are being conducted. Motorists should expect significant delays. Alaska State Troopers suggest motorists avoid the area if possible. For highway conditions statewide, visit 511.alaska.gov For wildfire updates statewide, visit akfireinfo.com
STERLING HWY OPEN: Expect delays MPs 75-53, be prepared for sudden closures due to Swan Lake fire activity & smoke
STERLING HIGHWAY IS AGAIN OPEN between Mileposts 75-53. Expect delays and be prepared for sudden highway closures due to Swan Lake fire activity and dense smoke. Drive with headlights on and be alert for pilot cars, flaggers, and firefighters. For highway conditions statewide, visit 511.alaska.gov
STERLING HWY REOPENED: Expect delays, be prepared for sudden closures due to Swan Lake fire activity & smoke
STERLING HIGHWAY HAS REOPENED between Mileposts 75-53. Expect delays and be prepared for sudden highway closures due to fire activity and dense smoke. Drive with headlights on and be alert for pilot cars, flaggers, and firefighters. Also, Skilak Lake Loop Road is closed to traffic. For highway conditions statewide, visit 511.alaska.gov For wildfire updates […]
STERLING HIGHWAY CLOSED: Both lanes between MP 75 – MP 53 remain closed due to Swan Lake fire activity and dense smoke. Fire acitivity and DENSE smoke are expected to continue for some time. Free camping in City of Soldotna is available at Centennial Campground and at Swiftwater Park for stranded motorists. The rodeo […]
SWAN LAKE FIRE UPDATE: STERLING HIGHWAY is scheduled to open to one-lane traffic between MILEPOSTS 53 – 75 at 10 a.m. Pilot cars will be escorting traffic in alternating directions with flaggers at either end of the affected area. Expect delays. Alaska State Troopers will be patrolling the area and monitoring traffic. Motorists will […]