ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Light to moderate freezing rain fell in and along the Chugach mountains yesterday evening and overnight. While most of the urban corridor was untouched by the rain, some areas right along the mountains have very slick, water-on-ice roadways this morning.
This includes---Palmer, the Butte, Chugiak, Eagle River, the Anchorage Hillside. Turnagain Arm, and Girdwood.Conditions are improving as crews get surfaces sanded and traffic creates some texture on the roads. Reports indicate that side streets are still very slick but that the Glenn Highway and other main roads are improving.
Temperatures will remain near or above freezing all day today in Southcentral. By this evening, roads will begin to refreeze. Lows will be in the 20s tonight.
Elsewhere, another day of 20s and 30s for all of the West and western Interior is coming up. Expect clouds and scattered rain and snow showers
As one low dissolves over the Alaska Peninsula, another is tracking north over the eastern Gulf. Rain will fall throughout the day in SE. Temps will be warm with upper 30s to 50s.