Alaska Highway reopens to light traffic north of Fort St. John after fire closes bridge


One person is said to have died after a commercial tanker truck carrying flammable liquids crashed on the Sikani Chief River Bridge about 124 miles north of Fort St. John. The highway is open again to small trucks and cars, but not yet open to larger commercial traffic.

Photos posted on Facebook showed billows of black smoke and portions of the wooded area on both sides of the highway burning. RCMP said the accident took place at about 8:30 pm on Thursday when the truck hit a barrier on the bridge. The driver is presumed dead.

The Alaska Highway is the main route from the Lower 48 and Canada to Alaska. Those traveling with big rigs or recreational vehicles may be delayed for several more days. (Photo credit: Unknown, social media)

Photographer unknown: Brush along the sides of the Sikani River Bridge continues to smolder.


  1. Just give it up. The anti western world ? ers want to burn us all out. Thanks socialists and weather warfare. YOU KNOW BEZZZ T.

  2. When my buddy and I went through, we had the detour around the bridge collapse1 Now this! So glad that I don’t have to do that again!

  3. The Kenai mayor resigns to better himself and that’s ok. Yet Sara as our governor resigns and she is a witch burn her with the news. Those who judge will be judged by there measure, and those who can’t forgive will not be forgiven either. What team on earth would keep putting Lisa in as quarterback??? Team dominion and the rank idea from the wicked witch of the north herself. God is watching vote counters and there judges and Legislators who simply go along here.

  4. Doesn’t matter to me one iota, as the KKK (Krazy Kovidian Kanadians) have forever blocked me, and all those of us who refuse the unsafe, ineffective and dangerous Kovid “vaccines” (sic), from ever crossing their borders again.

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