- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Road crews are clearing snow drifts Friday from a section of the only road available for hauling supplies to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields.

State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey says the stretch of road between mileposts 290 and 298 is intermittently impassible as a storm continues to dump more snow.

She says North Slope truckers make most of the current traffic through the area.

Bailey says crews will continue clearing snow from the road, stopping at night. Work will resume Saturday.

Dubbed the Haul Road, the mostly gravel highway is a 414-mile, often desolate stretch that begins near Fairbanks and leads to Deadhorse, the oil-industry town serving Prudhoe Bay. It can be treacherous in winter and has been featured on the cable show “Ice Road Truckers.”

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