Since an intense snowstorm on Valentine’s Day dumped nearly 4 feet of snow over the area — almost doubling what was already on the ground since December — Hatcher Pass Lodge has been essentially cut off from the outside world.
Many travelers and others have been arriving to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, with passengers finally getting home after cancellations and other long delays. However, some weather and pandemic-related hang-ups could continue.
Set on the edge of Resurrection Bay and lined by natural features such as plentiful forests, salmon-filled streams and towering, snow-capped mountains, a tour business run by two Iditarod veterans is also hiding in Seward.
For those traveling through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport anytime soon, you may notice changes throughout the airport, including at the airport’s security checkpoints and inside passenger terminals.
Air travel means spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which puts you into close contact with other people. As travel slowly recovers, planes are becoming more crowded, which means you will likely sit close to other people, often for hours, which raises your risk.
Alaska DOT says on June 6 a crewmember tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning the news, Alaska DOT announced Tustumena passengers and crew members were returning to Homer where they will be tested and quarantined once they dock.