Seward, Richardson highways reopen

Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Traffic is flowing again on two major Alaska highways after avalanches forced their closures.

The Seward Highway south of Anchorage was reopened Tuesday afternoon after slides came down a few miles apart earlier in the day near Girdwood. The highway was closed down over a 60-mile stretch.

An avalanche on Monday forced transportation officials to close the Richardson Highway leading into Valdez. The state also reopened that highway Tuesday after removing snow from the roadway.

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