Rollover crash closes Seward Highway for over an hour

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Published: May. 17, 2023 at 9:54 AM AKDT|Updated: May. 17, 2023 at 10:54 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Seward Highway was closed in both directions for over an hour Wednesday morning due to a rollover crash, according to authorities.

A text alert sent out by the Anchorage Police Department to residents just after 9:30 a.m. reported a “rollover vehicle collision” near Beluga Point, located around mile 110 of the highway and just south of Anchorage.

Police said only one vehicle was involved, and the driver of the vehicle that rolled appeared to have “non-life-threatening” injuries.

A spokesperson with the department said the road was officially shut down at 9:26 a.m.

The department issued an updated alert at 10:49 a.m. notifying residents that both lanes were reopened.

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