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Photos: Freezing rain makes for slick Alaska roads

Freezing rain helped create conditions at the Seward Highway and 15th Avenue where a semi truck slid into a sedan and a tow truck, pinning both against the snow berm. November 22, 2013
Loren Holmes photo
Freezing rain helped create conditions at the Seward Highway and 15th Avenue where a semi truck slid into a sedan and a tow truck, pinning both againss the snow berm. November 22, 2013
Loren Holmes photo
Freezing rain helped create conditions at the Seward Highway and 15th Avenue where a semi truck slid into a sedan and a tow truck, pinning both against the snow berm. November 22, 2013
Loren Holmes photo
Freezing rain and an overflow closed 15th Ave in the Fairview neighborhood of Anchorage. November 22, 2013
Loren Holmes photo
Loren Holmes

Icy rain turned Southcentral Alaska roads into a skating rink Friday, with vehicles around the state finding themselves in various states of stranded.

The Alaska Department of Transportation of Public Facilities road condition site lists numerous roads as being in poor condition.

Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Jill Reese said all crews were out working to clear and sand the roads.

“Be very careful,” Reese said. “Our advice is to stay put if you can.”

Icy rain is expected to clear at around midday Friday according to the National Weather Service. While the rain will diminish, Southcentral residents may not be in the clear yet -- the weather service says to expected between two and five inches of snow through the evening.

Read more: Icy roads, freezing rain paralyze large swaths of Alaska