Plowed snow is piled high near the intersection of Main Street Loop and Kenai Spur Highway, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. The area received several feet of snow over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Plowed snow is piled high near the intersection of Main Street Loop and Kenai Spur Highway, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. The area received several feet of snow over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Another snowstorm expected Wednesday

The advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.

The day after a snowstorm shut down businesses and schools across the Kenai Peninsula and claimed one life, the National Weather Service issued an urgent winter weather advisory for a snow front set to arrive Wednesday.

The snowfall is expected to impact the western Kenai Peninsula, including the cities of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing, with possible total snow accumulation of 3 to 9 inches, as well as ice accumulation of around a tenth of an inch. The advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Difficult travel and hazardous conditions could impact morning commutes, the message warns.

Heaviest snowfall is expected to be near Cook Inlet in the areas of Nikiski, Soldotna, Ninilchik and the Sterling Highway. Areas closer to Kachemak Bay to the south will see mixed precipitation into rain on Wednesday evening, that should turn back into snow Thursday morning.

Live information about travel conditions can be found at Alaska 511, which is maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The travel app can be accessed at 511.alaska.gov.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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