ANCHORAGE — Floodwaters so severely damaged a 66-mile stretch of highway that it could be closed for up to a week, isolating the port of Valdez from the rest of Alaska, state officials said Wednesday.
"There are huge washouts in the roadway and approaches to bridges," said Shannon McCarthy, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Transportation. "We have debris on the road. We have mudslides. We have asphalt that's literally missing, that just washed away."