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Rock slide closes Whittier tunnel

...officials told The Anchorage Daily News that boulders - some the size of trucks - blocked the access road to the tunnel. Rick Feller, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said the slide came down between the Whittier tunnel and...
Accident rate garners road dubious distinction

...year involving highway engineering, public education and law enforcement, according to DOT central region spokesman Rick Feller. "The rollout means more than posting signs," Feller said, explaining that the state will start making people aware...
Whittier road closed through weekend

...of rubble as high as 30 feet on the road, which remains closed at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. DOT spokesman Rick Feller said blasting could be required to crush larger boulders and to negate the potential for more slides breaking loose...
2 major Alaska highways reopen after avalanche

...Highway, which goes to the scenic tourist town of Homer, also closed.Both were reopened in the afternoon, said Rick Feller, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Feller said the danger from avalanches...
Northwest Digest

...and safely. Roundabouts reduce serious accidents by some 90 percent compared with conventional intersections, said Rick Feller, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Government claims ecoterror victory...
Investigation launched into Alaska weight scale fraud

...Department of Transportation is cooperating but is not in charge of the investigation. Transportation department spokesman Rick Feller also refused to comment. Megan Peters, the Alaska Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, said the case is an ongoing...
16 inches of snow fall in parts of Anchorage

...holidays. The University of Alaska Anchorage closed early, though a women's basketball game was not postponed. Rick Feller, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation Central Region, said the snowfall meant plenty of work for snow...
Southcentral gets brief respite from rain

...feet near Troublesome Creek. Officials were hoping to reopen the highway there to some traffic by midday today, said Rick Feller, a spokesman for the state transportation department. The Alaska Railroad resumed regular train service, but passengers...
No 'sign' of Alaska store owner backing down

...was keeping her healthy well into old age, he said."She's the happiest oldest person I know."DOT spokesman Rick Feller and Jill Reese, a right-of-way agent, have taken a lot of heat on this issue. It wasn't DOT's fault, they...
Erosion fuels Matanuska River's property assault

...dikes a decade ago after some complained about them being an eyesore. State Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Feller said the dikes aren't the issue. "The course the river is going to take ... goes far beyond the dynamics of those...


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