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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2015
No.: 15-2565
Contact: Jill Reese, 907-269-0772,

ADOT&PF closes Whittier Tunnel due to winds

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities has closed the Whittier Tunnel on the Portage Highway due to extremely high wind conditions. The tunnel will remain closed until winds subside, and the road is cleared for traffic.
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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 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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