First significant snowfall closes road over Hatcher Pass summit

Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 5:18 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Over the weekend, Hatcher Pass was hit with its first significant snowfall of the season. The road over the summit is now closed for the season, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilitates.

The area closed is between milepost 17.5 on the east side and milepost 20.6 on the west side. Archangel Road remains open until Oct. 15, however, it’s weather dependent and the roads may close earlier.

Hatcher Pass Lovers! It's official - the road over the summit is closed for the season between MP 17.5 on the east side...

Posted by Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities on Monday, October 5, 2020

Some areas of the pass received several inches of snow over the past week. Rain and snow are in the forecast for the next week.

correction: This story has been corrected to show the road has been closed at milepost 20.6, not 20.06.

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