Record Rain Closes Chiniak Highway

Jay Barrett/KMXT

Two days of record rain was just too much for the roadway near the Roslyn River Bridge on the Chiniak Highway. 

Yesterday afternoon the road washed out as the river flooded after three inches of rain Sunday and over two and a half Monday.

By 4 p.m. the Chiniak Highway was closed and the Alaska Department of Transportation responded to the washout to begin repairs. By 12:30 this (Tuesday) morning, one lane of the road was rebuilt and opened to traffic.

The Kodiak Police Department reports no mudslides overnight in town, but some yards on Selief were flooding Monday.

Steady rain remains in the forecast for today, with some relief coming tonight. Clear skies are expected on the last day of the year.

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