Mayor Bronson Issues Disaster Declaration for Hiland Avalanche


Mayor's Office


Anchorage, AK – Today, Mayor Dave Bronson issued an emergency disaster declaration for the 2022 Hiland Avalanche. On March 24, 2022, at roughly 11:30 p.m. an avalanche occurred around the 2400 block of Hiland Road in Eagle River, covering Hiland Road with snow and making travel impossible. The avalanche is roughly 300 to 450 feet wide, and 60 to 80 feet deep.

“To protect the lives and property of residents impacted by the avalanche on Hiland Road I issued a disaster declaration to ensure every Municipal resource is utilized and ready to deploy," said Mayor Dave Bronson. “Our highest priority remains the safety of our friends and neighbors in the area. We appreciate everyone's patience during this time."

“I have also requested state assistance from Governor Mike Dunleavy to help in our response efforts," concluded Mayor Bronson.

The declaration will ensure financial support for the community of Eagle River continues, and that funds will be available to assist in the recovery efforts. A copy of the disaster declaration may be found he​re.

Media Contacts: Corey Allen Young, Communications Director,, 907-229-4150.

Hans Rodvik, Deputy Communications Director,, 907-570-6646.