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New rock slides and washouts have closed the northern part of the Taylor Highway in Interior Alaska again, the state Department of Transportation said today.

Heavy rains have plagued the 160-mile mostly gravel road for nearly a month. Washouts and mudslides led to other closures in that time.

The road runs from the Alaska Highway just east of Tok to Eagle on the Yukon River. At Mile 95, the Top of the World Highway branches off and heads toward Dawson, Yukon Territory.

The road currently is open from the Alaska Highway only to Chicken at Mile 67. The northernmost 93 miles of the Taylor are closed, it said. The highway cannot be used to drive to or from Dawson, the state said.

The closure prompted the department to cancel two convoys it planned for today from Mile 97 to Eagle. The department rescheduled those convoys for Monday morning, weather permitting.

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