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Weekend weather sends more than 100 vehicles off road

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Foggy weather and icy road conditions helped send more than 100 vehicles into ditches over the weekend, Anchorage police dispatchers said.

From Friday to Sunday afternoon first responders recorded a total of 105 vehicles in ditches, 36 accidents and 11 injury accidents on Anchorage-area roadways.

A layer of warm air hanging over Anchorage was to blame for rain that became ice and fog, said National Weather Service hydro-meteorological technician Dave Stricklan.

Cooler temperatures are on the way: Fog should dissipate by Monday, with lows between 10-20 degrees forecast that night.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344.

 


By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
mtheriault@adn.com