Ice, snow make for miserable driving conditions


by Your Alaska Link News Team

A spring snowstorm created dangerous driving conditions Monday in Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers reported about a dozen cars went into ditches or were involved in fender benders.

No injuries were reported.

Troopers Sgt. Brian Wassman tells reporters ) that the driving conditions were "miserable."

Snow fell Sunday and immediately melted after making contact with the pavement. But the wet streets froze overnight, creating slick driving conditions Monday.

The National Weather Service says the snow will continue through Tuesday morning. Another 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall, with the heaviest snowfall expected east of Eielson Air Force Base.