In addition, Anchorage residents “have experienced, or may experience, interruptions to essential lifeline, safety, and utility services,” the order states.
Police said they had no reports of anyone trapped in the snow and no homes were damaged in the avalanche, CNN reported Friday. They urged people to stay away as the snow is extremely unstable.
Authorities said the avalanche is about 60-80 feet deep and 100 feet wide.
Officers with the Anchorage Police Department 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.