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Man dies in rollover crash of minivan north of North Pole

FAIRBANKS - A man riding in a minivan died early Wednesday morning in a crash off the Richardson Highway between North Pole and Fairbanks.The man's name was not immediately released because his next of kin had not been notified...
Richardson Highway closed at pass

VALDEZ - The state Transportation Department has closed the Richardson Highway at Thompson Pass near Valdez due to high avalanche danger, heavy snowfall and blowing and drifting snow. Maintenance crews reported...
Richardson Highway reopened after avalanche

ANCHORAGE- State Transportation Department crews working overnight have cleared an avalanche in the Thompson Pass area that closed the Richardson Highway Wednesday afternoon near Valdez. Alaska State Troopers said snow and debris on the highway was more than 30 feet deep.
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Teen killed on Richardson Highway

COPPER CENTER - A 17-year-old girl was killed in a crash on the Richardson Highway near Copper Center. Alaska State Troopers said Deborah Bell of Kenny Lake, who was found about 7 a.m. Sunday, was the only...
Richardson Highway to close temporarily

FAIRBANKS - A stretch of the Richardson Highway will close temporarily for culvert installation work. The highway will be closed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. from Aug. 4...
EPA steps in to finish cleanup of diesel fuel spill

...the job.Much of the low-sulfur diesel remains frozen in a roadside creek bed weeks after a tanker slid off the Richardson Highway on Dec. 9 near Valdez as it was transporting the fuel to the North Slope for drilling operations.Environmental...
Man arrested after high-speed highway chase

...attempted a traffic stop but Swanson fled.Police say Swanson drove the wrong way on roundabouts and reached the Richardson Highway, where he accelerated to 120 mph.Swanson called police dispatchers during the chase and said he didn't intend...
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

...plowing time will be halved at some locations.A pair of plow trucks had used a full eight-hour shift to plow the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base making five round trips. A team with the new trailer should be able...
Analysis: Sullivan's lead will increase

...went for Walker instead of the Republican incumbent. Gutierrez pointed to District 9, which covers much of the Richardson Highway. "You have a lot of people in that region who were voting for Walker, and then were voting for Dan Sullivan...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...The Interior Energy Project) then becomes the anchor project to deliver gas to river system communities and Richardson Highway communities. (If the project gets off track), Fairbanks, North Pole and rural Interior communities will suffer...


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