Gov. Walker: Anchorage-area Government Offices Closed on Monday

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker.

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Bill Walker announces all state offices in Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and Palmer will be closed for business on Monday, Dec. 3.

    Governor Bill Walker has announced all state offices in Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and Palmer will be closed for business on Monday, Dec. 3.

    Due to extensive damage on the Glenn Highway, between miles 23-25 (Eklutna to Mirror Lake), the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities has requested that agencies keep employees at home, if possible. The Glenn Highway remains open but will be limited to one lane of traffic in either direction through the Eklutna to Mirror Lake section. If travel is not essential, please avoid the area.

    Employees with the departments of Corrections, Public Safety, DOT&PF, and Health and Social Services that deal with public safety and/or 24-hour facilities should follow the directions from their commissioner’s office about reporting to work.

    Employees with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs who are assigned to JBER, and state employees working in the State Emergency Operations Center, should report to work. All DMVA facilities on JBER have already been inspected.

    DOT&PF and the Department of Administration are working together to ensure all workplaces are safe for employees and the public to return and are working to limit traffic on the Glenn Highway.

    State employees should sign up for office closure email/text alerts here.

     

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