What we know: The Alaska Department of Transportation has warned people away from parts of the Glenn and Seward Highways after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Alaska on Friday. Roads from the Port of Anchorage were seriously damaged.
Port: The port was undamaged, which was extremely lucky as it is Alaska’s main source of food and supplies. Around 90% of all goods sold in Alaska come from this port. It reopened on Monday.
Rail: Some rail freight resumed as normal on Sunday. In the Northern parts of the city there are still works on the lines.
What did the Port of Alaska director Steve Ribuffo say: “Port of Alaska’s resiliency through this earthquake demonstrates the value of adhering to stringent engineering and maintenance schedules and standards. Unfortunately, good maintenance slows but can’t stop corrosion, and this level of performance is not sustainable for even a few more years.”