Headed into work this morning, I got stopped - along with thousands of other motorists - by a roadblock just toward the Knik River side of the Eklutna overpass on the Glenn Highway. Quite a few State Troopers showed up over the next few minutes.
Apparently, a carjacker got chased out of Anchorage, running over spike barriers and all, until he spun out where he's now stopped. He has a gun, and is refusing to get out of the car. So, the Troopers have started clearing away the nearest motorists to the scene, first. Then they've gotten people nearby to take the Mirror Lake and Old Glenn Highway exits.
I called work, to let them know. I got to meet a few people, who were standing around, trying to learn what was happening. The guy behind me is an Anchorage firefighter, so we got to talk about his job. He is not a Mark Begich fan, not by a long, long shot.
That's a combination of Gobi Desert dust storm dust and Siberian wildfire smoke that is mucking up the air all the way over here in Alaska.
Update - 10:30 a.m: They arrested the carjacker, identified as Terrence Jones. I'll be heading back in at 11:15 a.m.