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Glenn Highway reopens at Eagle River after police closure for death investigation

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 4
  • Published January 2

Traffic is backed up on the southbound frontage road between the south Eagle River and Hiland Road exits on the Glenn Highway on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 while Anchorage police conduct a death investigation. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

Update, 3:10 p.m. Saturday: All lanes are now open, Anchorage police said in an alert.

Original story:

The southbound lanes of the Glenn Highway at the south Eagle River exit remain closed Saturday as police conduct a death investigation.

Police said in an alert that the westbound lane of the overpass at the south Eagle River exist is also closed, along with the frontage road. The bridge to Eagle River Road is still open to eastbound traffic, according to police.

As of 2:20 p.m., police said they were “still processing the scene and road closures are still in effect until further notice. ... There is no active public safety threat at this time.”

Additional details about the death investigation were not provided in the alert.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

A northbound-facing car is stuck in the snow on an embankment between the southbound frontage road (foreground) and the southbound Glenn Highway (background) just south of the Eagle River bridge on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Anchorage police said they were conducting a death investigation in the area. (Loren Holmes / ADN)