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Difficult driving on icy roads

A vehicle sits in the median as a sign warns approaching vehicles of freezing rain on Thursday, December 5, 2013, on the Glenn Highway.
Erik Hill
A wrecker starts to pull a car out of the ditch on the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
An Anchorage Police Department officer checks on a stranded vehicle as freezing rain causes accidents to pile up Thursday, December 5, 2013, on the Glenn Highway.
Erik Hill
Mchawi Herrington rides a stand-up fertilizer spreader to throw ice melt onto the sidewalk along East 6th Avenue near H Street on Thursday, December 5, 2013, downtown. Herrington, who works for Doyon Universal under contract to Conoco Phillips, was treating the parking lots and adjacent sidewalks dedicated to Conoco Phillips employees in the blocks surrounding the company's building.
Erik Hill
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A van rests alongside the Glenn Highway after sliding off pavement on Thursday, December 5, 2013, near Muldoon Road.
Erik Hill
A truck's windshield warms up so the ice can be scraped off during the November 5, 2013 freezing rain event.
Pamela Dunlap-Shohl
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A van rests on it's side and a car is in the ditch on the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Municipal road graders traverse East 3rd Avenue as freezing rain continues to fall on Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2013, downtown.
Erik Hill
A SUV spins out into the ditch in the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Stranded vehicles keep emergency responders busy along the Glenn Highway on Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2013, near the Muldoon Road overpass.
Erik Hill
A UPS cargo jet is de-iced as freezing rain falls on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Erik Hill
Anchorage police officers block the Muldoon exit in the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway as they help cars get up the ramp and check on a car in the ditch as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A state sanding truck heads up the Glenn Highway as motorists spin out in freezing rain on Thursday, December 5, 2013, near the Muldoon Road overpass.
Erik Hill
Parents are informed of school closures due to icy conditions as they arrive at Turnagain Elementary School on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, in west Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A municipal plow truck scrapes the road on the Muldoon overpass of the Glenn Highway as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A UPS cargo jet is de-iced as freezing rain falls on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Erik Hill
A vehicle sits in the median as a sign warns approaching vehicles of freezing rain on Thursday, December 5, 2013, on the Glenn Highway.
Erik Hill
A wrecker starts to pull a car out of the ditch on the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
An Anchorage Police Department officer checks on a stranded vehicle as freezing rain causes accidents to pile up Thursday, December 5, 2013, on the Glenn Highway.
Erik Hill
Mchawi Herrington rides a stand-up fertilizer spreader to throw ice melt onto the sidewalk along East 6th Avenue near H Street on Thursday, December 5, 2013, downtown. Herrington, who works for Doyon Universal under contract to Conoco Phillips, was treating the parking lots and adjacent sidewalks dedicated to Conoco Phillips employees in the blocks surrounding the company's building.
Erik Hill
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A van rests alongside the Glenn Highway after sliding off pavement on Thursday, December 5, 2013, near Muldoon Road.
Erik Hill
A truck's windshield warms up so the ice can be scraped off during the November 5, 2013 freezing rain event.
Pamela Dunlap-Shohl
Freezing rain caused icy roads and numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A van rests on it's side and a car is in the ditch on the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Municipal road graders traverse East 3rd Avenue as freezing rain continues to fall on Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2013, downtown.
Erik Hill
A SUV spins out into the ditch in the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Stranded vehicles keep emergency responders busy along the Glenn Highway on Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2013, near the Muldoon Road overpass.
Erik Hill
A UPS cargo jet is de-iced as freezing rain falls on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Erik Hill
Anchorage police officers block the Muldoon exit in the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway as they help cars get up the ramp and check on a car in the ditch as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A state sanding truck heads up the Glenn Highway as motorists spin out in freezing rain on Thursday, December 5, 2013, near the Muldoon Road overpass.
Erik Hill
Parents are informed of school closures due to icy conditions as they arrive at Turnagain Elementary School on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, in west Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A municipal plow truck scrapes the road on the Muldoon overpass of the Glenn Highway as icy roads caused numerous cars to hit the ditches in Anchorage on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
A UPS cargo jet is de-iced as freezing rain falls on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Erik Hill
Alaska Dispatch