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UPDATE: Glenn Highway reopened following crash of 6 vehicles

A multiple car crash that resulted in a fire shut down the Glenn Highway during the morning...
A multiple car crash that resulted in a fire shut down the Glenn Highway during the morning commute, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (KTUU)
Published: Apr. 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM AKDT
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9:30 a.m. Update:

The Glenn Highway has reopened, according to police, after multiple vehicles were involved in an early morning crash.

MJ Thim, spokesperson with APD said a total of six vehicles were involved.

"We believe two vehicles were merging inbound from the South Eagle River exit, collided and it caused a domino effect," Thim said. "Two vehicles caught fire. Two adults were treated at the scene for minor injuries."

Photos taken by KTUU photojournalist Mike Nederbrock showed at least four vehicles involved in the wreck, including a white van, a white car, a blue Jeep, and a red car. Police said two vehicles were on fire.

"We’d like to thank the good Samaritans who stopped and help rescue people from their vehicle…specifically the two that were on fire," Thim said.

In a follow-up alert from APD, they said drivers should expect delays to continue on the highway and in Eagle River for a short time as traffic returns to normal.

Original Story:

An early morning crash has shut down an arterial roadway into Anchorage. Police reported they arrived on the scene of the accident just after 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

According to a report from the Anchorage Police Department, the crash happened on the Glenn Highway near the South Eagle River exit overpass.

All of the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway connecting commuters to Anchorage are closed. APD urged drivers to use alternate routes this morning.

The extent of the crash damage, the number of vehicles involved, and any potential injuries, was not released by police.

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