A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Up to a foot of snow expected on Kenai Peninsula through Wednesday

Winter weather advisory is in effect

A National Weather Service winter weather advisory is in effect as of early Tuesday morning. Between 5 and 11 inches of snow is anticipated around the western Kenai Peninsula between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Snow is expected from around noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday, according to the advisory. As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, significant snowfall was coming down in Kenai.

The advisory says a band of heavier snow is expected to form along Cook Inlet and the Sterling Highway from about Anchor Point to Kenai, which will then move inland. Snow may let up entirely near the inlet. The heaviest snow is expected for areas east of Soldotna along the highway through Wednesday morning.

Slippery road conditions may impact morning commutes Wednesday, the weather service said.

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