Expect significant delays along the Sterling Highway over the next 24 hours

Sterling Highway smoke from Swan Lake Fire source Division of Forestry

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As the Alaska Incident Management Team uses aerial support to continue fighting the Swan Lake Fire, law enforcement officials are asking drivers to avoid a stretch of the Sterling Highway.

The Anchorage Police Department says drivers can expect significant delays on the Sterling Highway for the next 24 hours between Milepost 58 and Milepost 75.5. The delays also include other roadways connected to the Sterling Highway.

Several campgrounds are also affected. Watson Lake Campground, Peterson Lake Campground, Seven Lakes Trail, Skyline Trail, and Jean Lake Campground are all closed off to the public until further notice.

Police say if you must travel in the area, please use caution and have your headlights on.

Click here for more information on travel in the area.

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