Semi trailer accident causes $1.8 million in damage on Alaska's busiest highway

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the closure of the Glenn Highway yesterday after a semi-trailer crashed into the South Eagle River Overpass.
DOT has since evaluated the structure, and decided to keep that access to Anchorage closed given the extensive damage that was done to the overpass.
Officials are worried that the 200- thousand pound overpass girder could potentially fall.
The current estimated cost for repairs is 1-point-8 million dollars.
Traffic is being detoured through the North Eagle River Exit.
DOT expects the road may be closed for three to five days.
The detour will take drivers through downtown Eagle River, and back onto the Glenn Highway from Hiland Road.