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Winter storm warning for part of northwest Alaska through Election Day

Kotzebue in December 2015. (Kirsten Swann / ADN archive)

A large chunk of northwest Alaska is under a winter storm warning that extends through Election Day.

The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for a large area that includes Kotzebue, Kivalina and Noorvik. In some areas under the warning, heavy and blowing snow could be a problem.

Victor Proton is with the weather service in Fairbanks. He says that in the Kotzebue area, the forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches and possibly more of wet snow.

Proton says snow had already started to fall Monday in some areas under the warning.

Tuesday is Election Day across Alaska.

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