Convoys To Come Through Glennallen On Way From Greely To JBER Over Next 2 Weeks

CONVOY ROUTE IS 320 MILES LONG   Troopers Advise Hazards  Vehicles Are Hard To Handle & Soldiers May Have Inexperience With Winter Drivi...

CONVOY ROUTE IS 320 MILES LONG  

Troopers Advise Hazards 

Vehicles Are Hard To Handle & Soldiers May Have Inexperience With Winter Driving, Troopers Say  

Public Is Asked To Pass Only In Passing Lanes 

Vehicles Are Originally Based In JBER. Will Not Return North, Troopers Say  


FEBRUARY 21ST, 2024:
The Alaska State Troopers have advised the public that military convoys will be driving from Fort Greely to JBER in Anchorage over the next two weeks. They will be staying somewhere near Glennallen overnight, although Troopers do not know where. They will travel over both the Richardson and Glenn Highways. 

Austin McDaniel of the Trooper statewide communications office, notified the Journal that the convoys would start moving through the Copper Valley on February 22nd, and maneuvers would end on March 5th. 

Troopers do not know the number of vehicles in each convoy, or their scheduling. The interface of the convoys with the public is a public safety concern. According to the Troopers, motorists must be cautious due to the size of the vehicles and the "limited experience" of operators dealing with Alaskan weather conditions.

(JOURNAL NOTE: In raw numbers, many military personnel come from warm states, including California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.)  

In Delta, near Fort Greely, there have been several accidents involving military vehicles out on the highways. The most recent was February 12th, when a Delta Junction man rear-ended a military Humvee "dealing with mechanical issues" (according to KTUU) near the gate to Fort Greely. He was killed in the accident. 

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The Trooper spokesman said the convoys will only head south. They are based at JBER, he said, and will not turn around and go back to Greely in Delta. 

TROOPER SAFETY NOTICE: FEB 21, 2024 

The US Army Alaska will be running military vehicle convoys from the Fort Greely area near Delta Junction south on the Richardson Highway. The convoys will overnight in the Glennallen area and then continue south on the Glenn Highway to Joint Base Elmendorf Richarson in Anchorage. Convoys will begin on February 22nd and continue through March 5th.

 

Please give military convoys extra space as their large vehicles can be challenging to navigate and the operators may have limited experience with Alaska winter driving. Please only attempt to pass or overtake a convoy in a passing area when no oncoming traffic is present. 

 







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