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Denali Park Road Closed While Visitor Industry Waits

The road into Denali National Park has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 90-mile road is largely snow covered this time of year, and typically only open to vehicles a short distance, but is a popular jumping off point for spring skiing and other recreation. Park spokesperson G.W. Hitchcock says the road’s closure reflects existing state health mandates requiring people stay home, and not travel between communities, except for critical needs.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.