Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Snowfall tops 1 foot in some areas

Alaska DOT has new snowplow safety information and resources on their website.

Two days of constant snowfall brought a deep blanket of snow to the peninsula.

In Kasilof, total snowfall was measured at 18 inches, Michael Kutz with the National Weather Service in Anchorage said. He said another measurement from Soldotna came out to 16 and a half inches of snow. In Sterling, there was about 12 inches of snow.

Alaska Department of Transportation has new snowplow safety information and resources on their website to help residents navigate wintry roads. The department urges drivers to reduce their speeds according to road and weather conditions. When driving behind snow removal equipment, stay back and don’t pass on the right, the department says in their winter driving guide. Make sure to leave plenty of room for stopping and drive with headlights on. If roads seem fine, take care to drive slow on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice up first in colder conditions.

Residents can also go online to dot.alaska.gov/stwdmno/wintermap to see a winter road maintenance priority map.

The bear statue outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center can be seen here covered in snow on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The bear statue outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center can be seen here covered in snow on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Signs pointing to landmarks in Old Town Kenai can be seen here outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Signs pointing to landmarks in Old Town Kenai can be seen here outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Signs pointing to landmarks in Old Town Kenai can be seen here outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion) Signs pointing to landmarks in Old Town Kenai can be seen here outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Frontage Road in Kenai, Alaska can be seen here on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Frontage Road in Kenai, Alaska can be seen here on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The bluff overlooking the Kenai River can be seen here covered in snow in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The bluff overlooking the Kenai River can be seen here covered in snow in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Frontage Road in Kenai is covered in compact snow.

Frontage Road in Kenai is covered in compact snow.

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