Efforts are on to re-open the Portage Glacier Highway near Whittier, following a massive rockslide on 11 April.

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) of Alaska needs to clear a 300-foot wide pile of rubble as high as 30-feet on the road.

Road access through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier ended after the rockslide blocked the highway.

DOT&PF Commissioner Leo von Scheben said, “A substantial amount of work still needs to be completed before we’ll reopen the road.” He urged the commuters to visit 511.Alaska.gov or at www.akrr.com for updated information.