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Saturday, August 31, 2019

8/31/2019 9:45 AM Labor Day Traffic on the Sterling Highway

Traffic continues to move along the Sterling Highway. Both lanes are open in both directions with the escort of pilot cars. While unnecessary travel along the highway was previously discouraged, the onset of rain has allowed fire activity to slow over the last 12 hours.
Traffic stopped at one of the traffic control points on the Sterling Highway
Motorists are still urged to use caution and prepare for longer than usual drive times, but traffic is consistently moving. A pilot car will continue to provide an escort through the fire area as there are numerous hazards along the highway. Many businesses on the Kenai Peninsula are open for Labor Day and rain may help clear smoke from the air.

The fire is still active and emergency officials and fire managers are monitoring conditions closely and will provide updated information to the public and communities if anything changes.
A map showing the temporary traffic plan and the traffic control points

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