Halloween landslide leaves Petersburg in the dark


November 3, 2022

Photo courtesy of Jared Popp

Fallen trees and earth completely block Mitkof Highway.

On a night where ghosts and goblins roam the streets, Petersburg residents had a bigger problem to worry about.

A landslide occurred near 5.5 Mile Mitkof Highway on Monday around 4:30 p.m., damaging power lines and taking down trees to completely block the road.

The slide left Petersburg without power and a row of cars waiting along Mitkof Highway to see if they could get home for the evening.

According to Fire Chief Jim Stolpe, firefighters searched the area around the landslide and there were no reported injuries and no damage to any buildings.

The houses in the area near the landslide we...

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