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Crash at mile 106 of Seward Highway causing delays

Update, 6 p.m.: The accident that closed the northbound lane of the Seward Highway at mile 106 this afternoon was not fatal, according to Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain. The closure led to long backups on the road. The highway had been reopened as of 5:30 p.m., DeSpain said.  Troopers are investigating.

Original story: 

A crash at milepost 106 of the Seward Highway is causing delays and lane closures, the Alaska Department of Transportation said Sunday afternoon.

Milepost 106 is in the Windy Corner area of the heavily-traveled stretch of highway between Anchorage and Girdwood. It is a popular wildlife viewing spot.

The department Tweeted that the vehicles should "be prepared to stop" and that emergency vehicles would be on the roadway.

The Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Fire Department were responding to the collision as of about 3:15 p.m., said Anchorage Police Department dispatchers.

The cause or circumstances of the incident were not immediately known.

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