The intersection of Bridge Access Road and Kalifornsky Beach Road is covered with blowing snow on Friday in Kenai. A winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow to some areas of the peninsula made for hazardous driving conditions over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

The intersection of Bridge Access Road and Kalifornsky Beach Road is covered with blowing snow on Friday in Kenai. A winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow to some areas of the peninsula made for hazardous driving conditions over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Snow finally arrives, brings poor driving conditions

The Kenai Peninsula saw the first big snowfall of the season this past weekend, with snow totaling over a foot in some areas, leaving drivers sliding across the road.

The weekend storm brought significant snowfall, icy roads and high winds, leading to poor driving conditions all weekend long.

Several accidents were called in after drivers lost control along the Seward and Sterling highways, including two single-vehicle collisions. One driver lost control near Mile 57 of the Seward Highway and hit the guardrail. Another lost control around Mile 45 of the Sterling Highway and entered a northbound ditch. No major injuries have been reported.

Officials recommend that drivers slow down on the roads and be cognizant of how weather impacts their commute.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools have remained open, but the district said that if anyone feels unsafe traveling to school they can call in for an excused absence.

The Accuweather forecast predicts more snow for Kenai and Soldotna in the coming days.

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