Seward Highway closed for hours after head on collision

Published: Jun. 30, 2017 at 6:52 PM AKDT
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10:20 p.m. Update

The highway reopened shortly after 10:00 p.m. It was closed for "approximately three hours" in both directions, according to a trooper dispatch. One driver and two passengers were taken to Providence Hospital for minor injuries.

9:30 p.m. Update

Our photographer on scene reports traffic is still backed up at mile 99 of the highway just south of Bird.

Tune into the Late Edition at 10:00 for live reports from the highway.

6:30 p.m.

A two vehicle car crash at mile 88.5 of the Seward Highway has blocked traffic.

According to an Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman there are injuries but no word yet on how serious. The wreck was reported to troopers around 5:30 p.m.

Troopers say the tow truck is about 45 minutes away from the scene as of 6:40 p.m. Friday.

There is no word on when the highway will reopen.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available

Update on the Seward Highway crash near MM 88.5.

Posted by Channel 2 News, on Friday, June 30, 2017