Snow emergency declared in Whittier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Until Monday morning on Jan. 2, Whittier City Manager Jim Hunt had not declared a snow emergency for three years.Hunt ex...

January 5, 2023
12:34 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Until Monday morning on Jan. 2, Whittier City Manager Jim Hunt had not declared a snow emergency for three years.Hunt explained that the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Alaska Railroad, and the City of Whittier share a symbiotic responsibility to keep Whittier connected to the Seward Highway and Alaska Marine Highway System.Whittier sits on Prince William Sound 60 miles south of Anchorage, and is accessible to vehicles only through the 2.7 mile-long Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.

Elena Symmes