Storms wash out Taylor Highway in places

Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Heavy rain storms over the weekend washed out parts of the Taylor Highway in Interior Alaska.

The Anchorage Daily News reports state Transportation Department officials flew the length of the highway Monday looking for stranded motorists and saw about a dozen vehicles. The district superintendent at Tok, Dennis Bishop, hopes road repairs Tuesday will free three vehicles stuck north of Chicken. He said it could take a couple of days to reach motor homes, pickup trucks and a few miners stuck in the Jack Wade area northeast of Chicken.

The Taylor Highway runs 160 miles from the Alaska Highway just east of Tok to Eagle on the Yukon River. The Taylor Highway is still open from the Alaska Highway to Chicken at Mile 67.

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