Officers with the Anchorage Police Department (APD) responded in the early hours of Friday to reports of an avalanche that cut off residents on Hiland Road, the department said in a statement.
Police said they had no reports of anyone trapped in the snow and no homes were damaged in the avalanche. They urged people to stay away as the snow is extremely unstable.
“We are waiting for the avalanche assessment crew to make sure that the area is safe before we can begin any snow removal and opening of the road,” Littlefield added.
“Do not approach or cross any part of the avalanche,” the office warned. “Residents are asked to shelter in place away from area avalanche slide zones and await further instructions.”
“It’s all hands on deck and we’re doing everything we have to do,” Bronson said.
Police say the snow removal could take several days.