- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WHITTIER, Alaska (AP) - The tunnel taking vehicle and train traffic to and from the port town of Whittier will be closed Thursday night.

Officials with the Alaska Department of Transportation say in a release that the closure is necessary to make repairs to the rail line running through the tunnel.

The 2.5-mile long Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel will close at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and reopen at 7:30 a.m., Friday.

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