Did you know Anchorage has traffic issues? Rush-hour demonstrates this. Between 5 and 6pm just getting across town takes half an hour or more. But the Glenn Highway really backs up, especially after work. Thousands of commuters head home to Eagle River, Palmer, and Wasilla. Fresh snow slows traffic even more. During a storm, the trip from Anchorage to Eagle River, just 15 miles north, can take an hour.