Alaska Highway reopens in Canada

Posted: Friday, June 08, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Highway was reopened Thursday, two days after a section was closed near Watson Lake in Canada following a culvert collapse.

The Canadian government replaced the culvert that collapsed Tuesday with a temporary structure that is allowing traffic access, KTUU TV in Anchorage reported.

Canadian officials said they don't know whether the collapse had anything to do with heavy rainfalls recently, or whether it was purely a structural matter.

The road closure caused delays and lengthy detours. Officials said people can still expect delays, but much shorter ones.

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