It's been a while since Alaska State Troopers regularly patrolled parts of the Seward Highway after the State Legislature cut their budget, eliminating over two dozen positions. The highway, which is well known for its share of fatal accidents, will now be patrolled by Anchorage Police for the first time.
Bad crashes along the Seward Highway are all too common. The scenic, two-lane road, with lots of bends and twists, doesn't offer much room for driving errors. Starting this month, Anchorage police officers will regularly patrol between McHugh Creek, all the way down to Ingram Creek.
Motorists, like Palmer resident Christine Harris, are happy to hear the news.