Seven passenger jets were diverted to Fairbanks from Anchorage to avoid the high winds in Alaska’s largest city.
Fairbanks International Airport spokeswoman Angie Spear tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that 740 unscheduled passengers were at the facility.
Several airlines had flown out of Fairbanks by early Wednesday morning. Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy says all passengers from his airline’s four diverted flights had reached Anchorage by mid-afternoon Wednesday.
- Authorities re-routed traffic on Egan drive for a half hour after a two-vehicle collision Saturday.
- A French ship docked in Unalaska is bound for Nome, where the crew will lay fiber optic cable.
- Columbia Ferry breaks down and strands tourists in Petersburg.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.