Hatcher Pass road closed for winter

Zaz Hollander

The road over Hatcher Pass closed Monday for the winter. The decision by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Works was made after a car hit an ice lens and slid off the road on the Palmer side of the pass, according to Wayne Biessel, superintendent for the Mat-Su Area Office of Alaska State Parks. The state closes the mountain road every fall, usually around this time, Biessel said.

There's about 4 inches of snow in the pass, he said. Archangel Road remains open until more snow falls.

The pass road generally reopens by early July.


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