Snow expected to bring slick roads Monday evening

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 14:02
  • Star photo by Matt Tunseth

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement warning of dangerous driving conditions for the Monday evening commute due to an expected snowstorm moving in from the Kenai Peninsula.

According to the statement issued at 2:30 p.m. Monday, light snow developing in the afternoon is expected to make for slick roads in Anchorage, Eagle River and the Mat-Su — particularly during the evening commute. The National Weather Service said snow showers are expected to last into Wednesday.

Here’s the complete statement:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK

230 PM AKDT Mon Oct 23 2017

AKZ101-111-241030-

Anchorage-Matanuska Valley-

Including the cities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Indian, Eklutna,

Palmer, Wasilla, Sutton, and Chickaloon

230 PM AKDT Mon Oct 23 2017

Light snow accumulations during the late afternoon/evening

commute will create slick roads across the Anchorage Bowl and

Matanuska Valley tonight. Snow showers developed with a front

moving along the Kenai Peninsula and will be starting shortly over

Anchorage. Additional snow showers are expected to develop early

Tuesday morning and may last through Wednesday morning.

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