Road closure time after accident seems excessive

I don't mean to sound insensitive when there is a tragic accident on the Seward Highway or Sterling Highway but can't help but wonder if it's really necessary to keep the road closed for an excessive period of time, in most cases, six hours or more? I can understand the road being closed for 2 to 3 hours for rescue, investigation and clean up, but 6 hours seems excessive, especially since the Seward and Sterling Highways are the only roads connecting the Kenai Peninsula with Anchorage. People are making trips to the airport, going to appointments, weddings, funerals, concerts, etc. and it seems like getting traffic moving, at least one lane at a time would be important. With modern technology such as GPSs, digital cameras, video cameras, etc., it shouldn't take that long.

I've been past accidents in other states and getting the traffic moving was one of the priorities.

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