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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2014
No.: 14-2561
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov
Nov. 21, 2014

Update: Nome Airport will be closed daily, seven days a week, from 6 a.m.-7 a.m. Nome Gold Alaska Corporation will begin blasting operations on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The closure, and any blasting operations, will be lifted for medevac flights.

For questions about the blasting operation contact Nome Gold Alaska Corporation: Randy Powelson, (907) 347-9091 Cecil Connor, (541) 251-0465

Nome Airport Daily Closure

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will be closing the Nome Airport daily, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m.-7 a.m., from Nov. 15, 2014, until June 1, 2015.

The weekday, hour-long closure will enable Nome Gold Alaska Corporation, which is located adjacent to the airport, to conduct daily blasting operations. ADOT&PF will be monitoring the blasting activity and has coordinated extensively with Nome Gold Alaska Corporation to keep the airport safe and to minimize impacts to the traveling public.

Pilots and commercial operators are advised to check NOTAMs for exact details.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 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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