A map shows the location of difficult road conditions on the central peninsula, as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (Screenshot from Alaska 511)

Winter weather advisory issued due to ice

The advisory is in effect until 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Western Kenai Peninsula on Tuesday in response to expected freezing rain and ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch.

The advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and includes the cities of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing.

NWS caution that travel could be “extremely hazardous” including during evening commutes.

“Be prepared for slippery roads,” the advisory said.

Additionally, areas of light freezing rain are developing at lower elevations and are expected to become heavier during the late afternoon, with precipitation expected to end from west to east Tuesday evening.

People are advised to slow down and use caution while traveling and to prepare for possible power outages.

Updated road conditions can be found at 511.alaska.gov or by dialing 5-1-1.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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