Tractor-trailer crash obstructs highway

Portions of the Sterling Highway were closed near Mile 48 in Cooper Landing for more than seven hours following a tractor-trailer crash on Friday.

According to Alaska State Troopers, driver Farrell Brown, 69, of Homer, veered off the road, caught snow in the southbound ditch, which caused the tractor-trailer to turn over and stop on its passenger side.

Trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen said no one was injured in the crash. The lengthy partial closure of the highway was necessary to remove the tractor-trailer, which was blocking a driveway. She said a large piece of the trailer and debris from inside the trailer remained on the side of the road after the highway was completely opened, but the owner planned to clear it Saturday morning.

Brown was issued a traffic violation.

— Staff report

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