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Seward Highway fully reopened after collision but delays continue

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: July 3
  • Published July 3

A four-vehicle accident briefly closed the northbound and southbound lanes of the Seward Highway at Beluga Point a day before the Fourth of July, but the road was reopened before 1 p.m. Wednesday, police say.

Minor injuries resulted from the accident, which was reported around 10:15 a.m.

The highway was down to one lane for about two hours. Major delays were expected until the scene is cleared.

The collision began when a northbound U-Haul van had a tire blowout, Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Kendra Doshier said in an email. The van collided with two vehicles, then hit a minivan head-on as the driver tried to get the U-Haul across the road to pull over.

All four adult passengers in the minivan were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

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