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Denali Road Lottery to Open Early

By By The Associated Press
Published On: Apr 18 2013 07:26:51 AM AKDT
Updated On: Apr 18 2013 12:33:55 PM AKDT
Denali Road Lottery to Open Early
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Sign-ups for the Denali road lottery are opening up a month earlier this year.

Denali National Park and Preserve officials say people can enter the lottery between May 1 and June 30. Beginning next year, the entry period will be only in May.

In another change starting this year, people can no longer send lottery entries by mail. They may sign up online or by phone at 877-444-6777.

Lottery winners will be announced in mid-July.

Each day from Sept. 13 to Sept. 16, some 400 vehicles will be allowed to travel the road with day-long permits.

Officials say if weather permits, the road will be open for the entire 92-mile length.