Dense smoke advisory in effect for interior Kenai Peninsula

Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire will reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less at times

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

A dense smoke advisory is in effect for the interior Kenai Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory includes the Sterling Highway Corridor from Sterling to Cooper Landing, and is in effect through Friday.

Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire will reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less at times, according to the advisory. The worst conditions will be overnight through the morning hours, with improvement during the afternoon and evening.

The advisory recommends that drivers “slow down, use headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.”

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