- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Heavy snow is creating difficult driving conditions in the Fairbanks area, with winter conditions closing several highways Wednesday.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://is.gd/6L7R6B) the Richardson Highway was closed for about a 75-mile stretch, from Delta Junction south to Paxson, for about seven hours. Department of Transportation officials cited whiteout conditions, heavy and drifting snow and high winds when closing the road.

The Steese Highway was also closed at Eagle Summit because of snow.

Several wrecks blocked traffic near Honolulu Creek on the Parks Highway.

Plus, road conditions on the Parks Highway from Willow to Fairbanks are called difficult.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Betsy Hess says people are advised against driving through Healy on the Parks Highway because of thick ice. She also says snow continues to fall “like crazy.”

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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