Sterling Highway closed for vehicle accident; Divers on scene


ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say a vehicle went off the roadway into a chest-deep slough on the Sterling Highway around Mile 52, prompting a brief road closure.

At around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, trooper spokesperson Ken Marsh wrote that he expected the road to be closed for another 45 minutes while crews work to remove the vehicle.

He also said a dive team from Soldotna has been working on the scene.

Marsh says that the call came in around 7:30 a.m. this morning.

There is no word on the condition of the driver.

Mile 52 is just west of Cooper Landing near Gwin's Lodge.

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