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Tipped semi snarling Seward Highway traffic along Turnagain Arm

Michelle Theriault Boots
Overturned semi-truck and trailer at mile 109 of the Seward Highway on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Andy Romang
A semi truck tipped over south of McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Sunday, leading to intermittent Seward Highway closures along Turnagain Arm.
Marcus Garcia

The Seward Highway will be closed intermittently Sunday evening a few miles south of McHugh Creek Day Use Area along Turnagain Arm as a tow truck works to remove an overturned semi, the Alaska State Troopers said.

The semi tipped over Sunday afternoon near Mile 109 and went off the highway, trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said. No one was injured in the accident.

Soldotna dispatchers fielded 911 calls reporting a crash between "a truck pulling a small trailer and a semi truck pulling double trailers," Ipsen said.

The accident didn't block the road but slowed traffic, she said.

"The highway at Mile 109 will be closed intermittently for the next four hours while the tow truck works at removing the semi-truck and trailers," Ipsen said.

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


By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
mtheriault@adn.com