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Information-Assistance

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2000

Visitor centers and chambers of commerce have brochures, pamphlets and books on lodging, restaurants, shopping and outdoor activities.

KENAI

Chamber of Commerce, 283-7989

Visitors and Cultural Center, 283-1991

Both at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway

SOLDOTNA

Chamber of Commerce, 262-9814

Visitor Information Center, 262-1337

Both at 44790 Sterling Highway

HOMER

Chamber of Commerce, 235-7740

Visitor Information Center, 235-7740

Both at 135 Sterling Highway

SEWARD

Chamber of Commerce, 224-8051

2001 Seward Highway

Visitor Information Center, 224-8051

401 Third Ave.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

The number for the Poison Information Center is (800) 478-3193.

Anywhere on the peninsula, call 911 for emergency ambulance and fire assistance, even on the road.

For those without a cellular phone, emergency services can be contacted at call boxes at specific mileposts along the Seward Highway. Call 911. They are at Mile 68.3 (Turnagain Pass); Mile 56 (Hope Road Junction); Mile 45.5 (Summit Lake Lodge); and Mile 38 (Seward Highway).

HOSPITALS

Hospitals can be found in Soldotna, Homer and Seward.

Central Peninsula General Hospital: 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, 262-4404; emergency department, 262-8123. Take the Kenai Spur Highway to Marydale and turn left on Hospital Place.

South Peninsula Hospital: 4300 Bartlett St., Homer, 235-8101. Take the Sterling Highway to Pioneer and turn left on Bartlett.

Providence Seward Medical Center: 417 First Ave., Seward, 224-5205. The Seward Highway turns into Third Avenue in town. Turn right on Jefferson and right on First Avenue.

Citizens band radio operators

CB channels 9 and 11 are monitored for emergencies in most areas of the Alaska highway system. In some areas, CB channels 14 and 19 are monitored. Most truck drivers monitor channel 19.

Impeding Traffic

On a two-lane highway outside an urban area where passing is unsafe due to oncoming traffic or other conditions, the driver of a motor vehicle traveling less than the maximum authorized speed with five or more vehicles behind it must turn off the roadway and allow the vehicles to pass.



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