- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A voluntary evacuation is in place for those living along a two-mile stretch of the Old Glenn Highway in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

KTVA reports (https://is.gd/4GZA33) the alert is for residents of Butte who live from Mile 13-15.

Officials say high water on the Matanuska River could breach a dike. The Butte Fire Department went door-to-door Monday night informing residents of the voluntary evacuation.

A shelter has been established at the old Palmer Senior Center. The American Red Cross says it will remain open until the need passes.

Pets are allowed in the lower level of the building.

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