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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016
No.: 16-1028
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov

Whittier Tunnel Closed Due to Rock Fall

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, also known as the Whittier Tunnel, is closed until further notice due to a rock fall hazard inside the tunnel. The tunnel was closed at 1 p.m. today.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) personnel have removed the fallen rock and are currently evaluating the condition of existing rock inside the tunnel.

Updates and additional information may be found online at tunnel.alaska.gov. State maintained road conditions and road closures can also be found online at 511.alaska.gov

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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