UPDATE: APD responds to early morning collision between train and SUV
A collision involving a train and an SUV caused brief road closures in South Anchorage, early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.
Anchorage police said they received notice of the crash at 1:53 a.m. The police department then assisted the Alaska Railroad Police with the investigation.
Arctic Boulevard was closed near Arctic Spur Road, and C Street was closed at Raspberry Road.
According to the preliminary investigation, a 1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer drove onto the railroad tracks, when "weather conditions and a lack of daylight impaired her (driver's) vision." Moreover, the vehicle became stuck on the tracks.
Following, a northbound Alaska Railroad freight train, with two employees on-board, struck the vehicle.
Before the collision, the driver exited the vehicle. And APD said the two employees were not injured.
At 3:20 a.m., an APD Nixle alert said investigators would be at the scene for as long as 6 hours. However, a dispatch supervisor said the investigation took less time than expected. Both roads were fully reopened by 3:30 a.m.
The vehicle was towed from the scene.