Parks Highway closed due to Skinny Rd. Fire

According to the State Division of Forestry, the Parks Highway is closed between miles 317-344 due to the Skinny Rd. Fire.
The fire earlier this evening jumped the containment lines and officials have been battling the blaze since.
It has come within one half mile North of the Parks Highway.
Earlier this evening, traffic was allowed through with accompanying escort, this has since been suspended as of Midnight AK time.

According to Sara Saarloos with State Division of Forestry, motorists are urged to wait for the road to open or turn around and go back to Nenana or Fairbanks.

The Newscenter will have more as this story develops.