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Chugiak ambulance makes unscheduled stop

A Chugiak ambulance made an unscheduled stop when it came upon a car accident at the Muldoon overpass. Chugiak Fire Chief Bill Montgomery was returning from a paramedic testing session in Anchorage when he approached the scene.

After providing aid to the 24-year-old victim, Montgomery transported her to a hospital on Elmendorf Air Force base.

 

Woman dies in mudslide

Heavy rainfall is believed to be the cause of a mudslide that killed a woman and demolished her home on Old Palmer Highway.

Windy weather caused two transformer fires in Chugiak. Wind also caused downed power lines in Eagle River.

Rain on top of packed snow and ice combined with freezing nighttime temperatures have made roads extremely dangerous.

 

Vandalism forces post office to lock doors early

Vandalism has caused Eagle River postmaster Phil Wold to limit the hours when the post office lobby is open. Wold told the Star that trash was dumped throughout the post office and human excrement was smeared on counter tops and windows sometime last week.

The lobby doors will be locked at 6 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. To ease the holiday rush, Saturday service hours have been extended for the next two weeks.

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