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Photos: Rock slide on the Seward Highway

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  • Updated: May 31, 2016
  • Published February 19, 2015

A rockslide and a subsequent vehicle crash closed the Seward Highway for about two hours early Thursday morning.

Shortly after 7 a.m Thursday, Anchorage police sent out an alert that the highway was closed about a mile south of the Potter Marsh weigh station. A vehicle crashed into one of the fallen boulders, but no one was injured, police said.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities workers cleared debris from the rockfall out of the roadway, and the highway reopened a few minutes before 9 a.m., though not before traffic inbound from the Girdwood side of the closure backed up significantly.

Read more: 'Seward Highway reopened after closure prompted by rockslide'

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