Update: traffic is moving slowing as of 9:00 P.M. The highway is expected to fully open around midnight.
A three-vehicle crash has killed two people and closed the Seward Highway near Summit Lake Friday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers.
AST spokesperson Megan Peters says troopers received word of the crash, at Mile 49 of the highway, at 4:40 p.m.
“Two people were ejected from a pick-up truck and died on scene,” Peters wrote in an email on the collision. “Another individual is entrapped in a sedan that went off the road. A third vehicle was also involved.”
Traffic will be routed through the closure whenever possible, but the closure is expected to last at least eight hours as troopers investigate the cause of the crash.