Fog at the Haines Highway at the Chilkat River Bridge at mile 23.8 on March 19, 2024 in the Haines Borough. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities).
Fog at the Haines Highway at the Chilkat River Bridge at mile 23.8 on March 19, 2024 in the Haines Borough. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities).

Widespread fog is at least partially to blame for a single-vehicle accident near 20 mile of Haines Highway Tuesday morning. 

Haines Police Sergeant Josh Dryden said no one was injured and no criminal charges are being filed after a single vehicle ended up encountering fog and ice and rolling down a steep embankment. He said the driver had to be rescued from the vehicle. 

Police sent out a Nixle alert just after 5 a.m. asking people to drive carefully in the area as fire and police crews were working at the scene. An all-clear message was sent out about an hour later. 

According to the National Weather Service in Juneau, the fog formed overnight and covered much of the panhandle but will likely clear as temperatures warm later in the morning

According to forecasters, it should be clear skies for the next few days though it will likely be foggy again Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.