Alaska's scenic Seward Highway reopens after rockslide

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 9:22 PM
Alaska's scenic Seward Highway reopens after rockslide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only road south out of Alaska's largest city has reopened after being closed by a rockslide for about two hours during the morning commute.

Rocks including a boulder the size of a desk slid onto the Seward Highway on Monday morning within Anchorage city limits.

Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says no injuries were reported. Drivers were able to maneuver around the rocks on the highway.

The boulders were reported at about 7:30 a.m. between McHugh Creek and a state weigh station south of wildlife refuge Potter Marsh.

The Seward Highway connects Anchorage to the community of Girdwood and towns on the Kenai Peninsula. It was closed to commuters when heavy equipment came onto the scene to remove the rocks.

The road was officially reopened by about 9:45 a.m.