Wow Holy Cow what a day and night we are in for!
Just got back from town the wind is unbelievable couldn't get the car door open it's growling out there picked up carts at Walgreen's one slammed into my car, debris, dirt and ice flying winds clocked up to 85 mph. Fires and video link below. It's crazy out there then it's supposed to drop to -30-45 below 0 tonight. I've tried to be prepared friends already lost power and no snow for insulation damn.Glenn Highway Reopens, Mat-Su Subdivisions Evacuated After Fires
Mat-Su Borough officials have called for the Cedar Hills subdivision and other areas to be evacuated after several homes caught fire in high winds Thursday, temporarily closing the Glenn Highway in the area. One firefighter has been reported injured fighting the fires.
Palmer Mayor DeLena Johnson says the Glenn Highway has been reopened after a crash on the highway this afternoon that started the Cedar Hills fire. According to Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters, the wreck involved a truck hauling a trailer.
The City of Palmer's Facebook page says the trailer involved apparently flipped at the intersection of the Glenn and Palmer Fishhook Road at 1:53 p.m. Thursday, generating sparks that ignited the fire.
Mat-Su Borough spokesperson Patty Sullivan says about 150 to 200 acres in Cedar Hills have burned, with three to four homes in the subdivision and another eight north of Wickersham Road all threatened. An evacuation center has been set up at the Palmer Senior Center for those displaced from the subdivision, which contains 15 homes.
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