- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police say the Seward Highway has reopened after crews cleaned up debris from a rock slide that rained debris on the roadway near Anchorage, including a massive boulder that was subsequently involved in a vehicle collision.

Police say the driver of the vehicle in the crash sustained minor facial injuries, likely from the airbag deployment.

KTUU (https://is.gd/DDHenn ) reports the slide occurred at about 7 a.m. Thursday near milepost 113, south of the weigh station near Potter Marsh. Rocks on the

Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says the highway reopened shortly before 9 a.m. after state Department of Transportation crews cleared the roadway.

DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says some boulders, including the one struck by the vehicle, were half the size of an SUV.

McCarthy says the slide debris was two feet deep and covered about 20 feet of the roadway.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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