Cars are lined up in traffic on the Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm in this July 3, 2015 file photo. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

Cars are lined up in traffic on the Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm in this July 3, 2015 file photo. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

Road closures cancelled, weather still impacting traffic

Closures along the Seward Highway scheduled to begin tonight have been canceled due to extreme weather.

The Seward Highway closure between mile 84.6 and 86.1, just south of Girdwood and before the Portage turnoff, was set to start the evening of Oct. 24 and continue throughout the week.

The closures were scheduled to replace culverts under the road, but due to deteriorating weather conditions the work has been postponed to next spring, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation.

Drivers to and from Anchorage may still find themselves at a standstill because of the weather, though.

The DOT warns drivers to expect road closures along the Turnagain Pass area of the Seward Highway near milepost 68.7 for about 1 mile due to flooding. Both lanes will need to be closed intermittently throughout the night while workers pump water across the road.

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