Slick road conditions plague Anchorage drivers

Published: Nov. 5, 2017 at 10:55 PM AKST
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Data is sourced from the Anchorage Police Department. All dates,


Nov. 5, 2017, were Anchorage's first snowfalls in past years. Nov. 5 is Anchorage's second snowfall of this season.


As of midnight Sunday morning, Anchorage police said 68 crashes had been reported, 11 of those resulted in injuries and 30 vehicles were reported in distress. See the data visualization, above, for updated numbers.

Shannon McCarthy, a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation said crews were working around the clock to clear roads.

"We had folks out and about last night and this morning," she said.

With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, Anchorage Police and the DOT are asking drivers to keep a few reminders in mind:

-Drive with headlights on and reduce speed.

-Leave extra room between cars.

-Allow for extra time to get to destinations.