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Posted on: November 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] PSA- Richardson Highway Reopened




Richardson Highway Closure at Reopened Through Thompson Pass


Update: 11.9.2023, 11:55 a.m.

The Richardson Highway through Thompson Pass is now reopened for travel.  Conditions are still difficult with rain and mixed snow. If you intend to travel please be prepared for winter driving conditions and proceed with caution.  

For immediate release:  11.8.2023, 2:49 p.m.  


The Alaska Department of Transportation has closed the Richardson Highway from milepost 19 to milepost 63 due to hazardous conditions. There is heavy snow accumulation and crews are unable to keep the road clear from snow currently. 


Please avoid travel and check or call 511 for updates on conditions. 



Contact: Sheri Pierce, Acting Public Information Officer - (907) 834-3408 or Elise Sorum-Birk, Alternate Public Information Officer- (907) 834-3468

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