STORY UPDATED AT 9:37 p.m. 3/25/13:
No serious injuries were reported in Glenn Highway crash, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
APD Officer Sean Keating on the scene said a total of 13 cars were involved in the crash.
"It sounds like one of the vehicles in the middle lane lost control. Just probably going too fast for the conditions," said Keating. "Hit one and just stated the whole domino affect, everybody started slamming on their brakes hitting each other."
Anchorage police say drivers need to drive for the road conditions and take extra caution.
The Alaska Moose Federation says drivers should also be on the look out for moose in roadways. Gary Olson with the Alaska Moose Federation recalled on February 2, 2012 volunteers responded to 17 moose versus vehicle collisions within a 24-hour period. He says that was due to a snow storm the previous day that pushed moose out from the mountains onto roadways with less snow.
Not all warnings are going out to drivers due to the current conditions. Avalanche experts want back country enthusiasts to hold off on plans outdoors.
Kevin Wright, the director of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said people should wait at least 24-48 hours following a snow storm before going on the slopes.
"This is a huge red flag for anybody looking to go in the back country," said Wright. "Before you head out you want to think about where you're going and the terrain you're going to be in."
Wright says, "Take it into consideration the conditions are going to be more dangerous now that we got a big shot of fresh snow."
Experts recommend back-country enthusiasts to check the avalanche advisory conditions before enjoying the outdoors in Alaska.
STORY UPDATED AT 5:59 p.m. 3/25/13:
Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, Anchorage police said all lanes on the Glenn Highway outbound near Boniface were reopen after a crash with multiple vehicles shutdown the highway before rush hour traffic.
STORY UPDATED AT 4:41 p.m. 3/25/13:
Anchorage police responded to a Monday afternoon crash involving seven or eight vehicles including a semi car carrier, which temporarily blocked all of the Glenn Highway’s outbound lanes just before the Boniface Parkway overpass.
A Twitter message from APD just before 5 p.m. said that one lane of the Glenn had reopened following the crash, which was initially reported slightly after 4 p.m.
APD spokesperson Dani Myren says tow trucks were at the site of the wreck. While it’s not clear whether injuries were suffered in the wreck, Myren says the crash apparently didn’t inflict much physical harm.
“It doesn’t sound like there’s any serious injuries – if there are (any injuries), they’re very minor,” Myren said.
Police dispatchers say no immediate plans had been made for the diversion of traffic from the crash site.
Channel 2’s Mallory Peebles contributed information to this story.
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