Blizzard Warning for Eastern Kenai Peninsula

1/10/2012

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the eastern portion of the Kenai Peninsula, north of Moose Pass. It will be in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.

The weather service is predicting 18 to 28 inches of snowfall accumulation, with three-foot snow drifts possible, for Portage Valley, Turnagain Arm and Turnagain Pass.

Visibility will be reduced to one quarter of a mile, or less, with wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph through the Portage Valley. Driving is being discouraged through the region.

The Avanlanche Danger is also very high in the Turnagain Arm region. In fact, Marion from the Department of Transportation, says the avalanche work is planned.

As of 7 a.m., fair driving conditions existed in the Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski area. The roads begin deteriorating south of Soldotna to Homer, where travel is discouraged by the Alaska State Troopers.

More road condition reports are available at 511.alaska.gov.

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