Conditions up in Fairbanks are not getting any better. Schools have been closed and some residents are without power.
The main roads in Fairbanks are slushy, but drivable, as the Department of Transportation has been out spreading sand and gravel.
Though the roads are drivable, the borough has asked people to stay home to keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles.
They don't typically use salt in Fairbanks because it's usually too cold, but with temperatures in the thirties it appears to be working.
The side streets on the other hand are ice rinks and some are very dangerous to drive on. Hills are almost impossible unless drivers have chains and local stores have sold out of those.
Airports are open, but with delays.
Most schools, including the university system, closed for the day Tuesday. UAF and Fairbanks public schools are cancelling classes Wednesday as well.
“The trees are actually starting to load up with a combination of snow and water so we're starting to see some trees bend over. If they do in fact break and contact power lines we could see much more widespread power outages,” said Fairbanks Emergency Operations Director David Gibbs.
The Department of Transportation has advised travelers not to drive the Parks Highway Tuesday night.
Eighteen inches of snow fell just south of Cantwell and farther north there's thick fog and freezing rain.