Northbound Glenn Highway closed temporarily due to multi-vehicle collision

Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 2:13 PM AKST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2021 at 3:33 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The northbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Old Glenn Highway were temporarily closed on Friday for a multi-vehicle collision, according to Anchorage police and the Alaska State Troopers.

Police wrote in a community alert that traffic was being diverted through the “Palmer alternate/Old Glenn Highway.”

Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain said Friday that there were seven vehicles involved in the collision.

“People were reporting bumps and bruises but there does not appear to be any serious injuries,” he said via email. “Roads are slick today and people should drive cautiously.”

According to DeSpain, the call for the collision came in just before 1 p.m., and the road was reopened by just after 2 p.m.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.

Correction: This article has been updated to correct the number of vehicles involved in the collision to seven. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Department of Emergency Services previously reported it was six vehicles.

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