Salcha Store's pumps closing over the weekend

SALCHA, Alaska The Salcha Store's gas pumps may be closed as early as Thursday.

A warning for those traveling, the Salcha Store gas pumps will not be active this weekend. The store has the only civilian pumps from Moose Creek to Delta Junction, a 76 mile distance.

Salcha store is in the process of upgrading their stations. Their current dispensary is being replaced and a new one will be added to allow four vehicles to fuel up at the same time. The pumps are expected to be down starting on the 7th, but it might start sooner than that.

"During some of it they'll have to shut down as they hook up the new dispensers to the register and also while they poor the concrete and while it sets," said Kim Fuller, one of the owners of the store. "So, their looking at tentatively the 7th through the 11th, but it could be as early as the 6th that they might start pouring concrete."

The pumps will be down through next Tuesday. The store itself will remain open throughout the project.