Alaska road cut off by massive landslide to reopen Friday

    Seward Highway. (Photo Credit: ADOT.)

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials this week intend to reopen a road that has been closed for more than two weeks following a landslide that cut off access to the city of Seward from a smaller community.

    Emergency management officials say the road is expected to reopen to two-lane traffic at noon Friday.

    The May 7 slide cut off travel between Lowell Point and Seward, which is about 125 miles south of Anchorage.

    The Peninsula Clarion reports the slide measured about 300 feet wide by 200 feet long.

    There were no injuries.

    The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between May 31 and June 2 so more blasting work can be done.

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