It Took Almost 12 Hours To Reopen the Glenn Highway When Crowley Fuel Tanker Overturned

Truck with Crowley logo overturned at Mile 67 of the Glenn. (Photo, DOT)   Fuel Truck Rolls Over At Mile 67 Glenn Highway Near King River, T...

Truck with Crowley logo overturned at Mile 67 of the Glenn. (Photo, DOT) 

 Fuel Truck Rolls Over At Mile 67 Glenn Highway Near King River, Troopers Say  

(Photo, DOT)  

DOT Photos Show Crowley Truck On Its Side 

(Photo, DOT) 

Accident Occurred Just Past The King River Bridge 

The Alaska State Troopers said that a northbound fuel tanker rolled over at Mile 67 Glenn Highway at 6:45 am on Thursday, September 28th. The Troopers closed the highway in both directions. 

That is very close to the King River bridge. The crash, which involved only the tanker and resulted in no injuries (according to Troopers) spilled a small amount of fuel and oil from the truck's engine. The truck was hauling two tankers of gasoline. According to an Anchorage Daily News interview of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, only a small amount of gasoline leaked from the caps on the top of the tankers. The tanks themselves were not breached.

The Glenn Highway is the sole route south to Anchorage from the Copper Valley. The highway was reopened just before six o'clock on Thursday evening. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation was notified. 

This story was updated on Friday, September 29th.


Mile 67 Glenn Highway Is a DOT Construction Zone, According to the Alaska DOT 511 Website  

On Thursday, September 28th, the DOT 511 Website noted that this area is a construction zone. The 511 site described Mile 67 as follows:

Road Maintenance on N Glenn Hwy Both Directions from mile marker 66 - 67 Monday - Saturday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Expect pilot car operations and up to 30-minute delays.
Kings River Bridge construction from MP 66-67.2 of the Glenn HWY: Shoulder work will continue during the daytime for bridge work. From 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, expect pilot car or flagging operations and up to 30-minute delays.

On the 511 DOT notification site, there are symbols for various road conditions. At Mile 67 on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, construction work (signified by a worker with a shovel) and the truck road closure (signified by a minus sign in a red circle) were both shown at the same location on the Glenn Highway:


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