FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2014 No.: 14-2522
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov  

Skagway AMHS Dock Closed Until Further Notice

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The Alaska DOT&PF Alaska Marine Highway System floating dock in Skagway, Alaska shown fully submerged on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Credit: Alaska DOT&PF

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and the Municipality of Skagway have closed the Skagway Ferry Terminal until further notice. The floating dock used by AMHS ferries submerged overnight and is inoperable to all traffic.

The cause for the submersion is unknown at this time. Alaska DOT&PF is actively investigating the incident. Further updates regarding the cause of the submersion and when the facility will reopen will be provided as necessary.

Updates will be posted at FerryAlaska.com. AMHS staff is contacting affected passengers. For ferry schedule information, please call your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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