On Tuesday the Anchorage area set a new high-temperature record of 44 degrees, matching the previous high set in 2011. One day later, winter made its first appearance, dumping snow in the area throughout the day.
"Our crews were out between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning," Alaksa DOT spokesperson Jill Reese said. "It depends on the storm, but they try to get out there before most cars get on the highway. Not only to get them plowed but to get them sanded."
The Alaska DOT targets three main areas when the weather starts to get nasty. The priority 1 roads include the Seward Highway, the Glenn Highway and part of the Parks Highway. From there, crews work their way down the levels of road maintenance. You can see where your road falls on the DOT link here.