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City of Seward
Saturday May 7th, 2022 :: 10:57 p.m. AKDT


City of Seward Declares State of Emergency Due To Landslide on Lowell Point Road

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2022 at 2030
City of Seward Declares States of Emergency Due To Landslide On Lowell Point Road
Seward, Alaska – At approximately 7:40 p.m. this evening, the City of Seward experienced a very large landslide along Lowell Point Road that resulted in the community of Lowell Point being cut off from road access to Seward. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. As a result of the landslide, the City of Seward has declared a State of Emergency.
The landslide, in our estimation, is approximately 300 feet wide, and has not yet stabilized. The Public Works Department barricaded access to the road near the Lowell Creek waterfall, and the Seward Police Department will actively man the barricade throughout the night to ensure the public’s safety.
Due to the volatility of the landslide, it is unknown how long the road will remain closed, or how much damage has been done and how much earth will have to be removed from the area. Lowell Point Road is a critical infrastructure for the City of Seward and the residents of the Lowell Point community. There are city wastewater and electric lines that run the length of that road. Local residents and visitors are requested to stay clear of the area.
A shelter has been opened at the Seward High School for anyone displaced by the landslide. The high school is located at 2100 Swetmann Drive. For shelter inquiries, contact Jason Bickling at (907) 491-0803.

City of Seward
410 Adams St
Seward, AK 99664

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-224-4046

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